Why do you love lighthouses
what’s with all those maps of distant islands
and those other ones of the stars.
I don’t know
I miss somewhere
maybe that’s how nostalgia was born.
Adam’s lament for home and we
why do you sift the desert sands
you will not find Layla there.
And Majnun said:
I search for her
in the hopes of finding her
In this age of starships and relativity
as we journey out into the dark
we should not be surprised if
on another world
our ships land on other shores and
beneath alien suns
we find our old friend Majnun
sifting through those alien sands