softening denotes a lesson learned and overcome:
the reunification of soul wisdom with the mind

i examine a slice of the atrium wall,
striations of color
hidden by a neutral crust.

my heart is coated with something gray
yet inside it is still alive!

i wait for the hardness to weaken
by waters crash and break
walls shattering at the burst of activity,
a pivotal moment

i pray for my rainbow heart to produce a gushing stream:
the fulfillment of the promise of Allah (swt)

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