Stay Together, Friends

by Amalia

Stay together, friends.
Don’t scatter and sleep.
Our friendship is made of being awake.

The waterwheel accepts water
and turns and gives it away,
That way it stays in the garden,
whereas another roundness
rolls through a dry riverbed looking
for what it thinks it wants.

Stay here, quivering with each moment
like a drop of mercury.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Jessie is leaving today to Indonesia. I miss her already 🙁