A Beautiful Fez - Poem by Kathleen Griffin
A beautiful fez
stained with iridescent sweat,
dappled by muddy rains,
is perched at a jaunty angle
over one eye, keeping the smoke away
from the sharp round eye
of the shiny barrel, long as a man,
measuring men against its steel.
In the old photograph he stands,
proud at attention, the cigarette
cocked between his teeth, stiff as the gun beside him,
his eager brother.
Allah is merciful.
He is free
as the barren Taurus highlands,
lead funning free
in the blazing sunlight,
a beautiful fez
red as his lifeblood,
shielding his soul.
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