A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
My son Azad has gone to Dubai
With Zhu, one of his artists.
I tell him: “Go to Khalifa Tower
And see if from its roof
You can spot the lights of Iran.”
He was born in Santa Monica
And every day I took him to the beach
To tell him the tales of Sinbad the Sailor.
Now he has gone to the Persian Gulf
And I remain in Santa Monica.
May he sit by the Gulf
And cry on my behalf.
Copyright 2018 Majid Naficy.
Majid Naficy is the author of many books in Persian and in English, including Father & Son published by Red Hen Press.