Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Peaceful sleep
by Linda Bansil

God takes you away 
in the window of my dream
one day it was so vivid 
two bearded men wearing long garbs
come faintly speaking in Arabic
looking for you
but before this 
you said your first lie , father
a lie I haven't heard before
you said "if anyone looks for me say I am not here"
Then you went in the house and hid
These two men came 
looking for you
I say you are not here 
but they come in uninvited, shining dutiful 
They get you  and carry you  in 
your most beautiful 
most peaceful sleep
its a sacrilege to envy your peace
I stay
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