Ashura

i am awaking

from a deep,

dark sleep…

i am (h)angry

like a bear

devouring light

as my sustenance;

my prayers are small;

simple things:

like life and love

and family security;

the seas parted

for Musa

and his people

i have witnessed

such miracles–

deliverance from tyrants

manna from heaven;

yet I am still in need…

if a martyr can smile

then i know

his/her rest is

assured;

that the place

of true life

is someplace else.

then why can’t we

slaughter ego,

sacrifice bogus pride?

thus i ‘fast’ with

those

who seek atonement;

i walk with those who

acknowledge

All Grace

All Love

and All Forgiveness

within this human

trance.
Linda Tauhid

©10/23/15

Thanks Robert Okaji for the ‘nudge’

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