Gzar Hantoosh


Country: Iraq
Language(s): Arabic
Destinies

The retired man
The brown crane-like boy
The woman with the blue shawl
And the poet with the diamond heart
Are waiting for the red bus
That will take them.
The retired man to:
Cafe “Hasan Ajmi”
The brown crane-like boy
To the boy scout center
The woman with the blue shawl:
To al-Mansoor
And the poet with the diamond heart
To Hell.

Translated by Saadi Simawe

Hasan Ajmi: A traditional Cafe in Baghdad
al-Mansoor: An upscale quarter in Baghdad