by Shahrul Izwan Bin Naser
Published on: Jul 13, 2006
Type: Poetry

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship
in the kingdom of the well
and in the kingdom of the sick.

Although we all prefer only to use the good passport,sooner or later each of us is obliged,

at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.

The disease hath established a kingdom, an empire in me, and will have certain arcana imperii, secrets of state,

by which it will proceed and not to be bound to declare them.

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