Libyan laughter


Libyan laughter sounds like crumbling concrete


Rolling after every ah,


before feet touch


That trembling path


And ask about things that could only last


Girls, halal, sunny sky


Tea, bread, Tripoli’s seaside


While the girls make chai in the cucina


Italian, Greek, distantly Latina


It’s a far


Far far away path,


The only remnant


Crumbling laughs.


FARRAH FRAY 2018