Cairo poems: The Riddle of the Sphinx
 
 

So much good has happened
since the Sphinx fell silent.

 

The longer he keeps his mouth closed

 

the more he becomes an ingrate.

 

So much evil has happened

 

since the Sphinx fell silent.

 

The longer he keeps his mouth closed

 

the more he becomes an accomplice. Yet,

 

if he lets out the long-awaited howl,

 

the Sphinx becomes history! 

This is the second of three poems by Sharif S. Elmusa that Mada Masr will publish this Ramadan.

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