Today, I saw the gray, misty clouds
Descend from heaven and rest
across the Nile…a gush of cold wind kneeling
to kiss the earth.
I was overwhelmed,
by the deafening silence of the morning.
In the distance, I saw the sun
cautiously peek over the horizon.
As if afraid of being hit.
As it got closer to dawn, I gazed towards the heavens,
Mesmerized by the glitter of diamonds
Embedded in the depths of the black abyss.
I stood in awe as I caught
A glimpse of eternity.
In the distance I heard the hadada ibis argue with the moon,
and down by the close of the river where the birds perch,
I heard the owl call your name….