POETRY:  At Kinko’s

POETRY:  At Kinko’s

Mustafa Paul Bergner

In the crowded copy shop
sitting at a rental computer
I found myself singing Qur’an
out loud.

I don’t think anyone heard,
but looking up I saw
they’d all turned into saints,
some women into angels,
bearded men to prophets,

their papers all shining
brilliant white
in the light of Allah.

Originally published in the print edition of

The American Muslim

Fall Winter 1994