Treasure Island

Mekael Shane

(October 17,1970 / Indianapolis, Indiana)

Djellabah


Dawn and I dawn my caftan
With my pen in hand
I close my eyes
And start crafting

I slide on my djellabah
Which begets my lojong
And I soon
Begin to float

Like paint, ink blankets
The sheets of my
Bengali jute
And my spirit begins to coast

In this moment
I exist happily
Outside of all I know
About me

* Reprinted from 'My Hajj Collected Poems by Mekael'
© September 20,2011 by Mekael

Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2012
Edited: Sunday, April 15, 2012

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