now that all my motives are proved corrupt;

and all my reasons for seeking You

only self-seeking in disguise;

what meaning has “Love” for me now?

last resort of incapacity?

desperation out of destitution?

trying to follow Your path

only because nothing else in creation

makes any sense………….

what manner of passion is this?

You alone are the incomparable

and unutterable answer to this

or any other question.

by Alex Cowie

published in Sufi, issue 75 Summer 2008.