Arabic still spoken in Andalusian villages after 400 years of the inquisition,
Muslim houses in Bosnian villages,
with crosses on display, despite the threat of apostasy.
"And slay them wherever ye find them."
Morning fresh as one –
the Buddha knew –
the flowers of the valley
the grasses of the plain
shine with the unbidden light of heaven,
nothing remains the same.
The future aligned with heavenly ways,
a words to the wise
look at their graves.
And on inauspicious days,
with no quarter offered, nor taken:
Riot, lobby, accuse, condemn,
the faithful seek the blood of men.
Shake off these shades of numerology
live with angels
die as men.....