I do not wait for poetry
But go in search of it
Because my wings are broken
And I am left far from my nest…
I was fifteen years old
When I found the moon in the Biabanak sand dunes.
I like the sweet accent
Heard on the stairs this morning:
Persian with a hint of American.
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