“Tambourine Feet” (Rumi)

When you are not with me, I sometimes resemble

a fish put live in the skillet, writhing its little cooking time left, or the empty eyes of graffiti faces, or a house with no one home.

Other times my love for your soul

spreads out over the city like music. Quadrant to quadrant the jeweled tambourine feet move, palace to ghetto, from cultured artist to craftsman to slave. All begin to hum and sing this.

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