By Ahmed Latif
The collective compassion of the saints fashioned from a tapestry.
As patient as the eternity the earth waits
Before the cool waterfall splashes onto its smouldering rocks.
You are the Resistance;
The Che to my Fidel.
The rebellion against the oppressiveness of a life
Defined by antediluvian relics.
As naive as turtles who float by idle crocodiles.
Steadfast with the stubbornness of the mountains
Against the testament of gravity.
Blind to our new and brimming reality,
You are too kind to the undeserving.