A Graphic 1995

Monday, January 16, 2012

Translated from Arabic by Fady Joudah

The endings are not ours
not anyone’s.

Endings belong to strangers
who weren’t born on wagons,
people we find in the dust of corridors
and who happen in speech

people who are born from shadows
and unraveling mats . . .

And while we were plowing
they were laughing
and filling our pockets with dirt.

Sunday, January 1, 2012