Elegy VII

In Remembrance of L.W.T.

awakening to ourselves
parading our wealth
your honey-brown eyes
morning yellow
your hand reaching for mine
heaviness of your presence
beetles under the sun
a motorcycle roaring faraway
ship wreckage
at Varna Marine Museum
sand and green water at noon
walking to the shade
cactus garden
room with sea view

Anwar Al-Ghassani
April 5, 1995