Supplicate -25 Ramadan 1440 – Saraiya Bah

Supplicate -25 Ramadan 1440 – Saraiya Bah

“they alternate from
prostration to circumnavigation
of their tasbih.
at times, tears carve tracks
on cheeks the hue of mahogany.
shoulders shudder from
swallowed grief.
not wanting to wail
as they weep.
yet they still don’t break.
just supplicate.
and bow.
and wait.
and bow.
wow.”

from Supplicate -25 Ramadan 1440
– Saraiya Bah
in A KALEIDOSCOPE OF STORIES
Muslim Voices in Contemporary Poetry
Coming soon from Lote Tree Press

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