Atef Ayadi


The City - Poem by Atef Ayadi

millions of blogs
billions of people
cell phones and
ipods
in the hands
while walking
talking and
driving.

robots!
everywhere!

clusters
of races
separated
by one street
or two.

each cluster
is a forest,
a jungle,
where lions
hyenas,
cows,
and zebras
live in their natural
habitat.

the same inherited
language,
the same protocols,
taboos,
and etiquette.

tattoos
tattoos shops
tattoos' figures
are common
as common as
the chain of franchised
restaurants,
retail stores,
and services.

the big town's veins
separate
different
countries
south is south!
north is north!

west is wild
the east is
from wild cozy to cozy cozy.

it looks, they never
tore the berlin
wall.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008



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