A little confused my prayers are in Arabic a language I do not understand
So I searched and I found too many all professing the truth a shelf devoted to translations
Where do I begin? And where will I end up? This mind of mine her own enemy scrambling now like a coward fearful of the path it must take
I break no laws to pursue knowledge is virtuous then please forgive me
My peace My solace is a rhythm that is my lullaby a prayer in Arabic
A language I do not understand
Sofia Amina lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she eats toast, drinks tea and writes. Her work has recently appeared in Ink, Sweat and Tears, and London Grip. She was also a guest poet at Beattie & Scratchmann’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show 'Get Put Down' and Arren Sagar’s 'Hamjambo.' She's on the web at www.sofiaamina.com and on Twitter @sofiaamina_Poet.