Syrian-American poet and short story writer Osama Alomar has lived in exile in Chicago since '08. He spends most of his time when he is not writing behind the wheel of his cab.
from The Teeth of the Comb & Other Storiesby Osama Alomar, translated from the Arabic by Osama Alomar and C. J. Collins, out now from New Directions
A very cold night. The time is close to one in the morning. The sun goes about his work in another part of the world. The sky is clear. The stars shimmer in nervous rhythms.