kobayashi isa

kobayashi isa

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fwd: iftar

In Ramazan, usually just before you hear the call to prayer, you can hear the speaker system being turned on and you can hear the inbreath of the muezzin before you hear the Allah hu akhbar which announces the end of the fast for that day.

rushing home to iftar
jammed in traffic
the minibus driver blasts his horn

garcon's deliver
meals in plastic bags
guys sit with unlit cigarettes

sounds of sound systems
sucking in cigarette smoke
time to eat

the call to prayer
old men and boys
pass around plastic cups of water

streets empty


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