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Feb 25
There are no guest rooms
because the land is too full
for a paradise life

The villages arm themselves
against newcomers
there is no need for them

They have to move on, to the hard soil
of the mountains, on the edge
of the North Paradise

or in a bend back
to the south, nowhere
welcome, nowhere is there enough

milk and honey, enough space
even if fields fall vacant
because of drought, smallpox, or plague

The neighbours fight for it
because the land is too full
for a paradise life
Terach, Abram, Sarai and Lot in 1970 BC
Terach = wild goat, vagrant

Collection "From Sacred Scriptures"
Zywa
Written by
Zywa
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   Imran Islam
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