Good night sweet Cairo

Good night sweet Cairo, wretched as you are…

Sprawling city, claws sunk deep.

Good night Cairo, holding the secrets of a life,

A lifetime ending now.

Good night oh revolution…once the lifeline of my day,

Now to be fought and felt from far.

Good night, good night to Cairo, to Egypt

A roaring blast of chaos and order

Good night to magic, that keeps you here

And that always draws you back.

Good night to love and hate, to hot and cold,

to light and dark, to this and that,

Good night to rancid heat, smoke, and smell,

Good night to flowers of fol.

Good night to rolling waves of heat and rolling waves of sea.

Good night to mountains, hills, and sand,

pouring into water.

Good night to desert trips in sand

to diving in the blue.

Good night to dolphins, whales, and rays

Napoleons twice my size.

Good night to smelling salty air

And sleeping by the waves

Good night to thunder, boom and bang

Roaring right above.

Good night sweet Cairo, wretched as you are…

Sprawling city, claws sunk deep.

Good night good night Egypt


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