"I want to say words
that flame as I say them,
but I keep quiet and don't try to make
both worlds fit one mouthful.
I keep secret in myself an Egypt
that doesn't exist.
Is that good or bad? I don't know.

For years I gave away
sexual love with my eyes.
Now I don't.
I'm not in any one place.
I don't have a name
for what I give away.
Whatever Shams gave,
that you can have from me."


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