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Majid Naficy: Stroke

Curse the salt!
Curse sausages and salami!
Curse burgers and pizza!
Curse every thing cured in salt!

It was last week
Tuesday morning at seven
When in the shower
Your right arm became numb
And your tongue loose.
You dialed the magic number
With your left hand.
An ambulance came
And took you away.

Life without your gazes,
Words and kisses
Is a saltless morsel
Which I cannot swallow.


Majid Naficy is the author of many books in Persian and in English, including Father & Son published by Red Hen.

4 comments on “Majid Naficy: Stroke

  1. Barbara Huntington
    January 4, 2022

    Love this. Sitting in hospital after stroke I was delighted with my vox populi bonus

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia A. Nugent
    January 4, 2022

    Makes me want to curse everything our bodies are subjected to!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. vengodalmare
    January 4, 2022

    How good this writer is

    Liked by 2 people

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