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Unwritten Verses, a Poem by Ramzi Albert Rihani

Photograph by David Brooke Martin

The ink is dry

The poet hasn’t finished his poem

He repeats the unwritten verses

Like a mirage in a desert

Memory reigns

Scrambled thoughts rush like adrenalin

Waiting for the moment

To descend on paper.

Dust awaits the rain

To wash away glimpses of reality

A large river overflows with rainbows

And fills the city with make-belief fantasy.


Ramzi Albert Rihani is a Lebanese American writer. His poems have been published in several publications including Goats Milk Magazine, Poetic Sun, Last Leaves Magazine, Cacti Fur Journal, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal, Poetry Potion, The Piker Press, Active Muse, Ephemeral Elegies, and The Silent Journey Anthology. He is a published music critic, wrote and published a travel book “The Other Color - a Trip Around the World in Six Months” (FMA Press, 1984). He lives in Washington, DC.


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