Praying for her mirror to stay young;
On its no longer gilted surface
This message she has scrawled:
‘O somewhere between Heaven and Woolworth’s
I live I love I scold
I keep kingfishers in their cages
And goldfish in their bowls.’
Dancing a Cairo-style melaya leff to Fatme Serhan’s “Bent Al Balad” (Girl from the Country) at the OMEDS Winter Hafla.