- onJanuary 5, 2017
- Vol.34 Winter 2016
- byShin Dalja
Thus you came.
Crossing deserts, then deserts again,
crossing deserts again, then deserts again,
sand storms demolishing my body, blazing sunlight demolishing my bones,
my feet frayed to tatters, my pace a dragging of bare feet through flames,
night falls then until morning comes again
with a thirst ready to suck out my very life’s blood
dragging on across desert and again desert
my toes already melted away, my whole body held tight in the desert’s jaws
yet telling myself: I must go on,
with that one thought I reached here,
thus I came.