Charcoal shadows line
the desert like old outposts.
The sand says, “Keep Out!”
Artist hands pull pencils onto flat
roofs layered square and domed,
restrained and dull. Against the leaden
buildings, ashen walls curse the waves of
sand heated, cooled, changing, shining ,blowing,
silently rub the ancient stones. Carved by hand stands
Cairo on the edge.
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