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Sure As This Moment

 

Your love supersedes my insecurities. 

Purges the stale void of doubt.

 

What are we but children playing

under the gaze of a smiling moon?

 

My body’s cells blast off one by one.

Each fueled by sweet visions of another adventure.

 

Our meeting here, notes of an enchanting melody.

Sure as this moment, we stand naked in mystery.

 

 

Touch-Stone

 

Run a finger across its smooth surface

 

every morning

 

to remind yourself

 

that you are grateful

 

for everything you would not trade

 

for all the jewels in the world 

 

 

 

 

 

San-Antonio based poet Lahab Assef al-Jundi is the son of acclaimed Syrian poet Ali al-Jundi. The younger Al-Jundi writes poetry, mainly in English, that transcends ethnic themes to address issues of universal significance. Both political and personal, his richly evocative poems reveal a refined consciousness, a keen perceptiveness, and a serious engagement with humane concerns. While widely published, Al-Jundi’s Arab- American presence was particularly voiced through the ground-breaking anthology “Inclined to Speak,” edited by Hayan Charara (2008).

 

The latest collection of his poems, titled “No Faith at All”, was published earlier this year by Pecan Grove Press.