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Bejan Matur, from How Abraham Abandoned Me

What Opens the Way is Darkness

Lean over a well
Lean over and feel Gabriel's wings
and your lack of wings.
See there
how words exist
how a human being flows into another.
Perhaps what opens the way is darkness.
Between you and me
perhaps it's just a look
where you go
in your search
for a ring inscribed with Allah.
Perhaps before Allah it's love that you seek
your search is for love.