The Road to Damascus

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The Road to Damascus

The Sunday morning streets are quiet
except for the sound of the cold pavement. ~a pilgrimage

they say there’s a place in the
Sahara where you can buy Jeeps;
ride into the desert all the way to
Casablanca

electronic billboards replace neon
fountains | decorate Souqs;
vendors entice you with the
spoils of early morning;
devil’s horns
roast goat heads
fly covered dung heaps
and kefir washed Shish Barak

north past the palm circled Camelots
taxis weave in and out of traffic under the
towers of Babel through the
maddened crowds

enterprising Sumerian chariot drivers
scribble their fares on clay tablets;
1,000 dinar will take you
to the Northern regions
of Damascus

ghettos
urban sprawl and
the smell of industry
where concrete underpasses
open to a long silver ribbon between
snow-capped vistas and the
mountain passes of
the Moab

there virgins bathe
in a river beneath the canyons;
they wave and say,
Come!

you who travel the road to Salvation
the road to the land of the Saints
the road to the Sun | where
Saint George once slew
the dragons of Zion and
God now sleeps;
Come!


Originally published on: Aug 30, 2017

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