Men and women gather again In the midst of their frenzy Incessantly chasing the ghost That once they looked at with envy They wake up intermittently as if in a delirium Running bare like wild horses at dusk A desolate wind blows like a first lust Until they settle at the edge of deliverance Photographs on the wall prepare for their memories Watching the ocean sipping the sun With an appetite ferociously turbulent Bleeding with images like an overflowing page in a novel Cities of clouds looking down on them Approaching the end of the mystery They look at each other again and again And suddenly, as if what they were waiting for, The Man with Long Brown Hair unfolds their history
About the Poet:
Ramzi Albert Rihani is a Lebanese American writer. His poems have been published in several publications including Poetic Sun, Goats Milk Magazine, Last Leaves Magazine, Ariel Chart International Journal, and The Silent Journey Anthology. He is a published music critic, wrote and published a travel book The Other Color – a Trip Around the World in Six Months (FMA Press, 1984). He lives in Washington, DC.
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