Thursday, August 3, 2017

'The East'

“We are not hiding from you. We are you.



It's easy when
It's not your home
Easy when it's not your life.
The place where you sleep.
Your kids, your wife.
But when it's your fault
It shouldn't be so easy
To sleep at night.

We are The East.
And we are your wakeup call.
And we are not hiding from you.
We are you.
We are the morning
You got off the treadmill
And ran under the open sky.
We're the first time you kissed someone
And they kissed you back.

We are the night
You couldn't sleep.
The night you stared at the
Ceiling, thinking, "Is this it?
     Is this the best
     Life has to offer?"

                                 No.

There is a freedom in you
That knows no fear.”   


The East. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. 2013.
This article was originally published on a retired domain and has been republished for archival purposes.

Join the conversation!

short form

© the repvblic of letters.