I used to write with you in mind,
mine worn and youthful, then.
Spinning a yarn, long winded nights
drum in hand, new to the craft.
Oh, Rumi, who really gives a fuck?
You, in your time? I am asking!
I could just as easily disappear into
death, like your circling followers!
Shams? Shit man, he called your bullshit!
Like Gabriel appeared to the man …
who thought he had written everything
that needed to be said about God.
Gabriel appeared as a bird, sipping
drops of water from a river.
The man – then threw his books into
the river, and people saved his words –