Beautiful Empty Pages

 

What kind of work

Can I do in this world?

 

Who would be kind enough

to hire an old holy Bum,

 

One with a great reputation

For loving the charms

Of the lawless

And the wild artists and the lewd?

 

Maybe I could become a poet.

 

Maybe the Beloved

Will make my love so Pure

 

That He will come to sit upon

All my Beautiful empty pages.

And when you come to look at them,

 

He might kick you

With His Beautiful Divine Foot.

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Hafiz