Saturday, September 08, 2007

Nora Armani: I Am Writing Now

Click hear for the audio clipI am writing now read by the author, Nora Armani.

Mother lived her life like this pen
Beautifully wrapped in its original box,
Never stained with ink,
Waiting for the day, when a special occasion
Would warrant its use.
That pen, she never used.
That special day must have come.
I her extension, am using it
To refer to her unlived life,
Like this unused pen.
Mother, you lived for me.
You kept this pen for me.
Can I in turn live for both of us?

© Nora Armani, Paris, 1993

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