Poems on Politics

Forget Egypt #1

Forget the Pharaoh
Forget the Pyramids
Forget Bondage in Egypt

Think of your life now
Let go of your internal Egypts
Saying: The Red Sea is red

Saying: you are only imagining it blue
Saying: You are the shank bone on the platter
Saying: Yes. You were the sacrificial lamb

Make a new dinner plate
Remember sweet, not bitter
Licorice, basil, mint

Ask these questions:
Where is my joy?
How can I be safe?

Why do I eat and eat the bread of affliction?

Esther Kamkar, Palo Alto, California artist and poet. Poems, poetry, writing, published works - footer logo

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