Entangled between the past and present, future seems to be a hard step ahead when the beauty-wrapped face of past is hard to forget. There are still many unspoken moments of resentment and despair that sometimes drive our efforts to eventually bury this past.
Caught in this emotion is the Pushcart-nominated poet Yahia Lababidi’s poem, ‘Cairo‘. Lababidi’s first book ‘Signposts to Elsewhere’ was selected as the 2008 Book of the Year by The Independent, UK. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed collection of twenty-one literary and cultural essays, ‘Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly-dancing’, and the poetry collection ‘Fever Dreams’.