Friday, July 31, 2009


Filled with love

of our world and the people in it -

our constant fragile balance

of beauty and tragedy,

happiness and sadness,

frenetic passion

and silent, somnolent calm.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Butterflies

Lately
I have
butterflies in my stomach
a knot in my throat
walking on eggshells
with a twist in my heart

Fear of the unknown

Remembering that Allah will protect me

Quiets, for a while,

The shaking of electric veins

beneath my skin.