Keys by Fatima Kandil

:Arabic
المفاتيح التي لا تفتح الأبواب
هي المفاتيح التي تغلق الأبواب
والمفاتيح المشنوقة في السلاسل
لا تملك إلا دراما الرنين
لكن المفتاح الذي يموت في جيبي
يذكرني بأنه قد آن الوقت لكي أكون امرأة عاقلة ، تسكن بيتا
بلا مفاتيح . . . . بلا أبواب
English:
The keys that do not open doors
Are the same keys that lock them
And the keys wrapped in chains
Have nothing but the spectacle of jingling
But the key that dies in my pocket
Reminds me that it is time I became a woman with reason
Who lives in a house
Without keys… without doors

Translated by Josh Beirich

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