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from Poems from a revolutionary summer

 

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Elevators are for kissing
Unless Cairo is in the background
We received orders to shoot
Instead we left a good tip and disappeared

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Exchanging compliments with minorities. The cab driver has his own exclusion algorithm.

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despite the ruling elite
we can now park for free downtown
and watch the masses
engage – kindly – in border dispute

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MAGED ZAHER’s first full-length collection Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer was published by Pressed Wafer (2009). His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown Farout Library Software was published by Tinfish Press (2007).


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