As I close my eyes,
She appears with a smile
even before sleep arrives.

She is the wodhu for my heart
Like a tasbih,
She is just beside my prayer mat.

She tells me to keep my eyes closed
or she will disappear out of sight!
In the merciless world of zeroes and ones
She is a gentle glowworm full of light.

This poem was written on March 4th 2001.