Caravanserai

 O the earth tribe

drums were played, doors were closed

in caravanserai

 

a candle, a loaf of bread, a dish of soup

and a sack of oat for the horse

 

in this courtyard shadowed by ever-present tree

mostly three days

 

then a caravan of three thousand camels...

 

on the wall an axe, a battle axe

bodies are hot by fireplace

 

and the moon grows as if it settles

a new daytime