2-Minute Conversation about Jordan

What is it like?
From the king’s private jet –
The Water slithering
On the sand-coloured surface.

You saw them? Bedouins?
Goat herds, black tents
Made of camel hair.
From the plane. I see.

The climate?
Ok for 24h.
And Petra?
Yes, if you like that sort of thing.

Children bartering for shards of glass
In the shadow of a burnt-out jeep…
Oh yes, 2 minutes.
And where are you going tomorrow?

HARSH
Mother
Land
You nurture
Your child
By kicking
Dust
In her face

© jsmorgane (July 08)

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0 Comments

  1. Another excellent poem…I love the way you structured this conversation. Again thanks for sharing.

  2. i like the way you put this together

  3. wow!
    this is so unique.

    my brother-in-law and his family live there.
    to dang poor to visit!

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