Hindus have their sacred cows
the people of Thamud their she-camel
and the Muslims of Empire

they have as their reminder of the truth
Shaykh Al-Islam Ma'rifa
a human being with autism

a witness unto humankind

Repent your struggles for wealth, status and power
with soap, water and reflection

how to open your heart
to God's love

how to bring peace and strength
to the vulnerable

how to return fire and humility
to the arrogant

human meaning
founded on the imperishable tablet

a dissident culture
the kind that gets you run out of town

Shaykh Al-Islam Ma'rifa
is your star witness
your symbol

a mind apart
a soul forgiven
a heart filled with joy