I am laying in the shade near the village well
While old Muhamet’s widow scolds, shaking her fist
and calling me “lazy.”
She has been a widow for many years now,
so perhaps she has forgotten
that when you make love for hours on end
you need to rest a bit before you can do it again.
Her shrieking is interrupted by the distant cry of the muezzin,
And with a yawn and a stretch I get to my feet.
My love is calling me for another roll in the hay.
Five times a day is too much for some people.
But Najat knows that when Allah picks you for his lover,
He gives you amazing powers of endurance.