Archive | November 2020

Speechless Speech

When we decided words of no use
to speak through silence
That became eternal language
our coded mode of speechless speech 
this is when the real was heard
this is when we spoke 

I Seek the Artisan

your handwoven sandals
I seek the artisan

the finest linen garb
I seek its weaver 
the woollen mantle
I seek the chosen lamb

I seek to know the chosen artisans

Womb Betrayal

panting for water
you died in her lap
drank to your fill
quenched 
revived through her gaze 
love’s touch 
never to return 
not even a smile
betraying your spiritual mothers
you repeat the crime of womb betrayal
the cycle repeats 

A Loyalist Is Tested

The emotional absence
a test of your resilience
when love remained conditional
love too was temporary 
seasonal
a loyalist is tested 
a lover is tested
love is magical 
love becomes ugly
love is the greatest irony
so waters may be tested
for purity and false claims 
filtered and sifted 
as sand to water
remain with Laila
depart like Shams
battle her like Yazid 
proclaim like Hallaj
Jacob’s separation 
an inevitable reunion
of a torn shirt and tears
where sorrow left fear
pure bliss, now drink
a sip from Kawther
for Alchemized hearts 
none but the elect 
this fountain of purity
for lovers of unity 
transformed to gold
this emotional absence
the absence illusory
presence remains eternal 
with souls of our fraternity