Poemdog

Dogs 2020

xviii
(3/15/2020)


what to say
of Allah’s
presence?

what to say
of Allah’s
will?

what to say
that would
benefit
anyone
but him?

Faris
felt delivered
from the woes
of humankind

but his
path
he could not
recommend
to others

only
a destination
could be
restated

perhaps
offer a bit
of illumination
upon the circumspect
meanderings
of his sisters
and brothers

a bit
of encouragement
where the way
seems impassable

a bit
of reassurance
when purpose
seems lost

these things
he may
be able
to write

for those
whom may
never
read them