I Should Have Said


A poem by Rashid

I should have said
when you were bending over me
lassoing me with mala and a new name
nearly forty years ago
I should have told you that
I would be the ground you walked on
and the bed you slept on
the air you moved in and
your body moving in it
I would have liked to be the shower
that cools you twice a day
the chai you drink
your right hand and
your knitted hat

Rashid taking sannyas with Jo 1997

no matter I said nothing
in realms beyond the mind
time ceases to exist
I say it now
too late
it is already happening


Poem by Rashid

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