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Egypt

I knew after spring would come the fire
I have seen the summers where promise withers
In the toppling heat. I have seen desire
Raging in spasms like a tide that swells and shivers.
It's not the same when the climate comes
Like a cogitation. What shall we call them now? See
How the streets overflow? The old thumbs
Cannot hold back the surging masses that will be free.


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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:10:00 PM
    And now two years later in the streets they still cry! O Egypt! O Misri!