I’ll Meet You There

  for K

At the end of the mind
at the mouth of the tunnel
to infinity
is Rumi’s field.

I’ll meet you there.

Even if the bus is late
and I forget to lock the house,
fail to bring water
and walking shoes,
even if I am totally unprepared
(who can prepare for this trip?)
I will
I swear;
if it is
humanly possible

I will meet you there.

About the Author

Jeanne Rana has been published in Fresh Rain, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Feather River Bulletin, Earth’s Daughters, Edison Literary Review, Flights, and Paterson Literary Review. She received a Poets & Writers grant for her performance and workshop in 2019 for the Plumas Arts Council in Quincy, CA. She worked as a high school English and American history teacher for twenty-five years before becoming an acquisitions editor for Hunter House Publishers. Jeanne sings Sufi devotionals and runs a Sufi center with her husband.