it was when I fell deep into
the bottom
of the sea
‘how do you stand up with this?’,
I said
I would listen to you
so I could sleep
I would listen to you
so I could be awake
and now
in the smiles of my walk
when I hear your melody
my heart rests – into ease
Ya Sin
in the times they made me read you
I shrunk from your gaze
at the funerals
we were told to seek you
but fear began to cascade
the heart? they said, I wondered to know
then, in repetition
there is something I saw
but no,
it wasn’t then
it was when I fell deep into
the bottom
of the sea
and I asked you
……..and now
I see you as my friend

O Thou Human Being (Ya Sin)
36:33 And they have a sign in the lifeless earth which We restore to life, and out of which We bring forth grain, of which they may eat;
36:34 and We produce there orchards with date-palms and vines, and We cause springs to gush forth from within it,
36:35 so that they may eat of the fruit from it, though it was not their hands that made it. Will they not, then, give thanks?

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