Little Suleiman draw what he see–flowers, bees, sun
Little Suleiman draw of an imaginary shaks also
Bearded, red eye with a gun–he knows it’s AK-47
That day Little Suleiman draw what moallem asked them to draw–
Daily life…your neighborhood…your family…anything…
He draw…he show…the hand that used to pat him on back slapped him…
Little Suleiman draw what he see–uniformed men, tank, her little sister
Little Suleiman draw an imaginary world where he & little Noor are together
Noor, his little sister, has turn ten last week; he had saw her on niqaah last
The hand that embrace him, comfort him on that occassion few months ago
Embrace him but to throw him in the store, in the dark.
Little Suleiman draw in moonlight the rats, the sacks with charcoal.
The collage of his drawing silvery slitted image of what he saw
Is fodder for rats. Little Suleiman look at it…his abba, the red eyed bearded–
With gun pointed at the pir…he was a maulabi Little Suleiman know…