Serving a Smile

We have a modest tradition

of hospitality.

Our Arabian coffee

doesn’t need sugar

or cardamom

to be tasty or delightful

just like the smile

we serve

to those passing by.

Imam Hussain

Like a stem cell,

the infant universe

grows inside you,

like a martyr star.

You will get killed

but your light

will live forever.

And like a Sumerian cup,

you will die thirsty

while the rivers of life

will always rise

from your hand.