on 2nd Jumaada ul Thaany, 1423.
Wild Eyed Ustaad
wild eyed Ustaad came up to me one hot August Aceh night,
A cat, he was carrying, sat calmly in his arms,
"...Did you not know about the fighting?"
the Wild Eyed Ustaad
.......his voice I'd heard earlier teaching at the mosque in brusque tones,
"I did not see anything," I replied
"Muslim? Are you Muslim?"
the Wild Eyed Ustaad said,
"did you not know there was fighting all the way to Meulaboh?"
"I heard, but I did not see it," I replied
and the Wild Eyed Ustaad disappeared again with his cat
......one hot August Aceh night...