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Nothing to begin with
I was born naked from all religions but your love


August 22, 2005

I don't care if you are you and I am I. I am not some exotic flower. Whatever coat you have on, I will put it on to warm me... and the shoes however small... I will walk in them to balance our height difference. You don‚t need to convert for me; I have already converted to you. You see I never had a religion to begin with. I was born naked from all religions but your love.

I know that was not the point. I know there is no conversion. There is no coat, no balance, no shoes but the naked truth of me finding you first, not you finding me. You will never know who I was when I was sitting on the white sheets.

Y..o..u, ..n..o..t ....b..e..s..i..d..e....m..e.

And the words that are already written. The words that are already said, are already felt, and are already gone.

And I try to take them back into my empty bowl of hands. To put my hands on the chest. The chest into rest. The rest in to the heart. The beat back to the soul. The soul, back to what it was before you.

Alas! I am 5.7

Sunday, July 18, 2004

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Medieval Persian Epigrams
Translated by Dick Davis


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