In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

i stepped out my door

thinking i forgot something
stepped back in

hadn’t forgot anything

opened the door
saw a bright green leaf
on the top step

might be a grasshopper
i had stepped on

gently kicked it off the step
saw its legs twitch

i spoke to it and said
i’m sorry
asked Allah to forgive me
and got on with my day

9 Ramadaan 1437
June 14, 2016

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