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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cairo courtroom

The judge's eyes
stream LIVE
from Cairo courtroom
toward the Nile

Mubarak lies
stretchered, caged, docked
flanked by sons
they too, deny

For this
there is no shock
in Egypt, where long dynasties die.

© Kim Rooney

Mubarak trial: Egypt's ex-president denies all charges
Kim (aka wordturner) is a writer, editor, and poet. A former BBC online journalist she has an MA in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia.


  1. I love 'stretchered, caged, docked'. And I like all the nile, deny, die rhyming. Good one.