prayer for dzikir as mnemonic device
By Khairani Barokka
 

still all your percussive orbits

and soft-click a thumb

to each third

of each finger

 

praise

how light

work is, unshirking 

remembrance

 

vicissitudes plant grief

in skin-pricks,

out of the gasping sun

climbs daybreak

 

crackling, cyclonic 

core tenets and 99 names

flooding back

to thick bloodstream

 

memento mori, recuerda tu vida

ingat, ingat,

ingat-ingat