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مـــحــمــود .. ):
sometimes, i re-discover you
between the pauses of a starry night conversation
joining the dots of obscure constellations
and it feels a lot like reading out
the collection of my favourite poems
against the fading daylight
of an unscripted November rain
only to find new meaning in familiar words
like we just met, like there's this tingling
on the tip of my fingers, like they can't wait
to get to know you..
skin and soul..
all over again.
sometimes i play you in my head
like a song I've heard countless times
but never felt,
until it came up
unasked for on the late night drive fm
and suddenly,
made perfect sense.
it is much the same way
that i fall for you
the way your eyes remind me of
cities I'm homesick for,
but never visited
how your laughter is old monk
in winter nights,
your lips irish coffee,
bittersweet, the perfect blend...
or how
in the wee hours of the night
i wake up next to you
snuggled against me
like a wolf cub seeking warmth
in the northern lights
and there is silence all around us
only the rain knocking on our window
and i feel like I'm caught in a loop
of falling in love with the same person
over and over again,
for as far as forever lasts
this is how i find my infinites
in the finite space between your fingers
this is how you take my breath away,
to this fleeting moment
from the night we met..

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What is the worst 21th century gadget?

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Take the Segway. Inventor Dean Kamen hyped it as a device that would transform cities and transportation. It turned out to be an expensive scooter that makes you look silly. Hoverboards were similarly all the rage until their batteries started exploding. But now (smaller) scooters and (safer) powered skateboards are increasingly popular.
If Google Glass had been developed by a lesser company, we probably wouldn’t pick on it so much. But Google should have known better. It made the wearer appear elitist and invasive. Then again, like Segways and hoverboards, this was a failed product, not a failed technology; augmented-reality glasses and heads-up displays are finding their public.

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