Ash-Shahid

None can bear witness as God does
not Prophets and their tribes
nor Angels with their tablets

and the witnessing gifted to me
is Taqwa
a consciousness gathering together my fragmented roles

wherefrom You might make my many minds just one
and direct Our life singularly
yet with both of us intact

and from the utmost horizons
of the Universe
and from within ourselves

the sciences
that send solitary probes whizzing through space
driven by the fusion of language, society and mind

You alone are witness to everything
but I beg You, let this nonetheless
be my way to truth

such that, from now on in
in Julaybib's covenant
there will be no distinction between religion and government