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Assef Al-Jundi

A Meditation in Black and Light

When we awaken
what do we hope to find
but love and beauty?

Will comprehension become
second nature—
A mother’s kiss on a baby’s skin?

We hold a wish
such understanding exists.
Lines fading into oneness.

Faith in an inner wisdom—
A peace
with what is.