On the Couch

On the Couch

A Chapter by Abdul Batin Osman Bey

me being lazy


Sitting in my beat down brown couch

I lean my head back on Rastafarian pillows

Shower drops lulling me into near dreams

Scent of Islamic wine filling my nostrils


I see the well-dressed image of Ali

With his hand on his heart he stands perfectly

Moving his lips each name of Allah appears in the sky

Pages of the Circle Seven Koran fall like Manna


I do nothing but remain still

Fusing every aspect of the vision into my being

Slowly opening my eyes

Greeting the first rays of day 

© 2013 Abdul Batin Osman Bey

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey
Abdul Batin Osman Bey

Cambridge, MA

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