Wednesday Poem

Veil of Religion

If you are One
and your teachings are One
why did you inscribe our infancy in the Torah
and adorn our youth in the Gospels
only to erase all that in your final Book?
Why did you draw those of us who acknowledge your oneness into disagreement
Why did you multiply in us, when you are the one and only One

by Amal al-Jubouri
from Poetry International

translation by Seema Atalla