Hegira

(Using another poet’s closing line for inspiration)

Hegira

“You fling it open for the first time / but I’m gone” ~ M Kahf ~ Wall

After uncertain sacrifice
tremulous, the saint descends
abandoned temple steps, alone;
makes pilgrimage to sparse quarters
contemplates no return

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13 thoughts on “Hegira

  1. That you call the person ‘saint’ makes me think it’s tongue in cheek. What is a saint anyway? Not someone alive and walking down temple steps, contemplating giving it up, anyway. Ironic and full of mischief is how I read this.

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