My friend Ayesha, medical doctor and lyrically leaning blogger, tagged me in this note on Facebook:
revolution’s gone viral
dear young unemployed Arab
may I tweet your revolution from my Apple Mac?
may I go viral with revolutionary tweets?
I you-tube you praying on the streets
and yfrog your flag-covered corpse while
riding high on revolutionary retweeting fervor
In response, I’ve written this:
Some years on
wrinkled from living too long in the shine of a mythical sun
bodies old and minds undone
regaling the children who may have already gone
With pining faces and longing hearts of that one, one
tumultuous tumble in the bed of Janvier’s revolution
Smiling fondly through teeth proved false
Recalling pithy parts in someone else’s cause
We deny well the walls
In the wings of the blue bird’s horse.