The new Mississippi

14 April 2016 at 07:31 ·

Places to go when in Cairo
places where I’ve never been,
not the usual tourist attractions,
but the hot spots for hot spicy things.

Are the fleshpots still there?
he declared with that misogynist air,
are the girls just as nubile?

He was a throwback
someone we all knew back
in the day.

Nefertiti would meet me on
the banks of the Nile,
for a while
in the reeds
satisfying our needs.

Pyramids built from papyrus
papering over the cracks.

Just dreaming of dynasties
and the mysteries of
mankind on the
riverbanks lined
by age.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.