Bismillah… (in which our narrator celebrates her birthday by launching her blog)

Friends! The Cairo sky is graying,
The ‘azzan proclaims the dawn
“Write!,” the silent square is saying
“While the honking cars are gone!”
That’s the Cairo I remember.
Now we’re back here, through December,
Ten years older, kids in tow,
Learning what Egyptians know.
Much has happened! Demonstrations,
Hope and fear and pride and rage,
Tyrants’ faces in a cage,
Constitutions, conversations,
Facebook, Twitter, blogs galore.
How to process? Write one more!