Pictures in a drawer - Egypt

Just before the Arab Spring took off I was in Egypt, on holidays.
Now, after all that happened, I find there is a subtle connection between this poem
and the pictures I took relating to the present ...

drylands by Yahia Lababidi

Tell me, have you found a sea
deep enough to swim in
deep enough to drown in

waters to engage you
distract you, keep you
from crossing to the other shore?