Burnt Kebab

Last year, I admired wines. This,
I'm wandering inside the red world.


Last year, I gazed at the fire.
This year I'm burnt kabob.


Thirst drove me down to the water
where I drank the moon's reflection.


Now I am a lion staring up totally
lost in love with the thing itself.


Don't ask questions about longing.
Look in my face.


Soul drunk, body ruined, these two
sit helpless in a wrecked wagon.
Neither knows how to fix it.


And my heart, I'd say it was more
like a donkey sunk in a mudhole,
struggling and miring deeper.


But listen to me: for one moment,
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you. God.


- Rumi