© Farouk Asvat
Such days do come tooWhen love that haloed the heart
Flies off to distant lands
And the heavy heart
Must trudge through sweltering sand
Wander in loneliness through the wilderness
But even on such daysNortherly wisps of freedom
Breeze the heart
Though for nowWe must wander
Through sweltering sand and sun
From mirage to mirage
© farouk asvat
composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]
The Desert was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p27, 1982);The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p52, 2007).
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