Sherihan did it first, she is an old Egyptian icon
sentence me to 15 years in prison so i can appreciate unlocking doors myself
when i get out i’ll call you right away
i’ll say sorry for getting so distracted by every pair of lips i’ve kissed and
write you a sonnet that’d have shakespeare snapping
a quill over his thigh in jealous…
you had dinner with my family and we had ribs and across the table
you were sitting there clean face hollow eyes
white polo still on from work
you work at price chopper and everyone is very proud
you got your GED recently and everyone is very proud
you woke up this morning and everyone is very…
to dine with chef’s eye,
between telescopic courses,
parches a certain patch
of your groomed soul,
leaves you creating visions
from soupy hopes
before the real meat finds its way
to the toothpick by your plate,
taste spice to signature,
to know where the light goes—
tenth course exposed—
boulder to man’s bone,
would you go it alone?
or would you send invitations
to hungry street homes?
This isn’t a time-lapse. This is celestial movement happening at real, human speed.
Warfare and chaos have come to the ancient streets of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Rebel groups battling Syrian government forces moved into the metropolis in recent weeks, in an effort to liberate it from the control of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Fierce street battles and air attacks followed, leaving behind a shattered city, strewn with charred rubble and bodies in many places. An estimated 30,000 Syrians have already been killed in the past 18 months of civil war, and as many as 700,000 will have fled the country by the end of 2012, according to the United Nations.
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Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.
What a woman.