Glance of Death

we want our impact on

on the environment

as such

that mere contact

with us

should immediately kill you

our glance alone

must cause death

My Indifferent Heart

are you an acupuncturist

piercing my heart

with needles

is it you

appointed to revive

my indifferent heart

to pain and sorrow

so that I may

feel full again

alive again

tell me

Sandals of Truth

this sudden urgency

to return home

to be cognizant

of time

to do



to own bare essentials

to transition

into a wanderer

cloaked formless

I escape


to leave all

so to submit

to the highest calling

mediocrity so aversive

safety a lie I live

all seems futile

this unquenched desire

to leave comfort

for caves and dunes

starry nights

moon gazing

a Yazd calling

symbolic to return

slaying all but you

so to die in a desolate


parched lips

thirsty and panting

in search of home

more sweet

than cherried cocktails

buffets in Arabian palaces

lounging in silken threads

pampered by ghilmans

men of stone

I prefer raw linen

a shawl

sandals of truth

I prefer berries and rivers

to meals and a mattress

this longing to return

is not leaving

until I leave

this is your fault


Acting is a Must

I was harsh

to see if you’d run

some did

while others held on

vowing never to leave

as loyalists

acting is a must

as so tests in love

become mandatory

to check hearts

from time to time