Author’s Photo. Harriman State Park. 2022.

On top of boulders, a green sea hovers.
Unsettled silence accompanies us.
Blues merge into yellow hues and flowers
droop in bunches upon themselves, and thus
swells life into our soles. Rest in water
black birds’ angel-stretched wings swim, float in ease.
We, a Brother and Sister lay, wonder:
How beautiful they must feel, constant peace.
Their…

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Photo courtesy of author, 2021.

She never takes more than needed
steadfast in life
affirming: we’re okay
even if we don’t know it today
we’ll be revived tomorrow
lessons from rain
from Allah
our eyes like oceans commands submission to a will greater than what we may see;
you know I’ve seen sand breathe?
heard tongues lift…

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