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Majid Naficy: Bay to Breakers 

Here is my hajj
Here is my hajj
From Bay to Breakers.

Every year here
I have a rendezvous with God,
A God who talks
In a hundred tongues,
Runs, walks,
Smokes weed, gets drunk,
And becomes naked
From head to toe.

The Hindus bathe in the Ganges,
The Moslems encircle the Black Rock.
But I have come to San Francisco
To wiggle among the hedonists
Like the heavy morning fog,
And be tossed from here to there
While riding on tortillas.


 

Copyright 2018 Majid Naficy

Majid Naficy is a Persian-American poet who lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of many books, including Father & Son published by Red Hen.

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Veronica Gonzalez (left) and Miriam Cuevas (right) cheer as they protest immigration rights and fair pay outside of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services building on Sansome Street in San Francisco on May 1, 2018. [Photo SFGate]

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