I’ve always liked seeing what’s inside other people’s houses.
Color of dishes where we sit
what’s on the table and what isn’t some people
make a home you walk into
a place you want to be some cultures better than others
with people the first time I went to the Middle East
Egypt in particular I wanted to stay forever
because of the way everyone said hello
and then Come and Eat With Me and then
So Tell Me, You Tell Me. Where no one is a stranger
what would have happened if I stayed in Egypt lived
in Cairo or Alexandria my dishes would be blue
I would serve ful to you when you came to visit
and maybe I would want to describe it all in a poem.