Dropped Pages: When I Lived in Egypt

Dropped Pages is a series of poems that were originally dropped from my books or chapbooks. I have reclaimed them here. ~ ~ ~ I wanted to find an older poem, something dropped from my first book, Traffic. I found this funny little poem in the rubble. I think it’s at least 15 years old. It was written as a “mistranslation” of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. It’s odd how it suddenly shifts into another poem… I wish I had the original hieroglyphs. You can mistranslate of any piece of foreign writing (as long as you don’t actually know the language, then you get stuck in translation). Russian, Greek, and Egyptian are fun to work with. When I Lived in Egypt I saw you down at the baths toe cold stare reptile eyes hollow lips You had a rose...