Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Speaking of Obligations....(2)


Women in burqa distress us—
touch us 
in a forgotten, airless place.

The burqas we wear
fit us so well we forget our discomfort.
Men wear them as well as women.

They look like fear.

I’m thinking of torching some of these veils,
and the only match available is this prayer.
                             Rhonda Palmer

Second in a series on the Long Obligatory Prayer

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