where i belong

returning to where i belong

golden deserts with sleepy camels

bewitched oases as green as paradise  

tall palm trees with broad shoulders 

& a lonely sobbing sea

haunted by silver seagulls at every dusk


indulged in ancient wisdom of nomads

i wander restlessly conquering time

until the end of the world

where we will meet again

dissolving in a midsummer night's dream


Najat AlShafie 1/8/2016

Art work by Najat Alshafie