My imam and your mother
both seem convinced
that a sufficient quantity of words
can make and sustain their worlds.
My heart goes out to them.
I do not stop them from trying
but words are simply not strong enough
to pull the weight that these kind people require.
They are like hand baskets
in which they are attempting to carry camels.
The baskets always snap and it irritates the camels.
No one likes irritated camels.
Listen to Najat’s words, now:
Stop talking. Trust the silence.
This is what makes the world
and sustains it.