UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY - 10/2011

ALI SHAKIR

Trivia

A predictable game of unraveling,
life has come down to
Crumbled monuments,
masks cover the floor
All faces are bare now,
all faces are the same
I wonder if death then,
will come at the completion of the awareness,
when the final piece of the puzzle,
falls into place
When nothing,
absolutely nothing,
matters anymore
But come what may,
even death is trivial.


Ali Shakir, Iraqi architect and artist. Montreal







2004-2011 Underground Voices