Today is Jummah and I am spending my Friday evening prayers thinking about this poem
Running Orders by: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
This stanza in particular:
"It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are.
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.