POEM:Ode to an Old Man’s Ramadan Prayers

An old man walks down the concrete steps that flow down from the Mosque like a stream, wearing a gray tunic with a benevolent hood
Businesses should not centre predominantly on meetings. Net photo.
Businesses should not centre predominantly on meetings. Net photo.

An old man walks down the concrete steps

that flow down from the Mosque like a stream,

wearing a gray tunic with a benevolent hood

that shields his eyes, and curved shoes

that point to the noon sun. 

People walked to prayer this morning,

carrying their mats and their worn books,

but you are the last one down.

You walked with your bare soles, polished

by red brick chalk to the straw mat

and sat with your eyes closed,

and did not hear those stepping around you.

Inside of the azure dome

did you forget your name?

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