Meisún Saker Al-Kasimi (United Arab Emirates, 1958)
My Loved One is Not With Me
I have no limits
And this leg that is directed toward cancer
And this breast that roars at night
Searching for a booty that leaves me sleepless
This hand that surprises me while I sharpen it
And my loved one is not with me to calm me down
Those corpses that sleep within me are not with me.
Tranlated by Nicolás Suescún
Meisún Saker Al-Kasimi was born in 1958 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She studied Political Science and Economy in the University of Cairo, Egypt. From 1989 to 1995 she was director of the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Information of her country. She is also a painter and has realized personal exhibitions in Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt, France and The United Arab Emirates, she also participated in collective exhibitions in the U.S.A, Syria, Jordan and her country. She currently lives in Cairo and her native city Abu Dhabi, She published ten poetry volumes, among them, The House, 1988; A short story as, 1990; Another place, 1992; The art of pain, 1994; Personal Anthology, Cairo, 2001. Her poems have been translated into several languages.