Erasure: Lawrence the Enabler


Lawrence the Enabler

from A Prince of Our Disorder, John E. Mack, p 199

I succeeded

as well as anyone could have--

the shadow and traumata

having bartered soul, batter and twist.

The Arab world and Arab ways,

distance from the agonies of death,

the prerogative of most thick bloody encounters. 

The admixture of pain and pleasure, more splendid

than a tulip garden, and we did ride like lunatics 

and with our Bedouins pounce

and destroy them in heaps: I love 

the journey, the Revolt. 

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