Treasure Island

Sargon Boulus

(1944-2007 / Iraq)

Poems of Sargon Boulus

1. Remarks to Sindbad from the Old Man of the Sea 11/14/2013
2. Tea with Mouayed al-Rawi 11/14/2013
3. The story will be told 11/14/2013
4. Who knows the story 11/14/2013

Tea with Mouayed al-Rawi

Our cigarette packs
close to hand (that secret fuel) . . .
The babble of immigrants
slapping dominoes on marbletops:
a noise familiar once,
out of which
a word may flare up amid the smoke -
born there, refusing
to die here.

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