the jewel is inside

 

The small ruby

everyone wants has fallen out

on the road. Some think it is east of us,

others west of us. Some say, “among

the primitive earth rocks,”

others, “in the deep

waters.”

 

Kabir’s instinct

told him it was inside, and

what it was worth, and he wrapped

it up carefully in his

heart cloth.

 

Kabir