LIKE JOB – Poem by Youlika K. Masry


 In memoriam A.M.

I have lost it all

—love, home, homes, loves—

in trickling awareness.

Indeed, I wasn’t there

when You laid the foundations

of the earth.


Now I build myself a dwelling with a view

on Your cornerstone

—doors, windows, fences, walls…


From wherever You enter

to slay me

mine eye seeth Thee.


Youlika K. Masry


(June 5, 2009)

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