Searching for the light
With a mind so bright
Forgot to look within
Where the universe had left
It’s brightest constellations.
Searching for the truth
In every cranny, each nook
While truth lay bare
In own hands.
Searching for salvation
By giving up on the world
Unaware that the greatest salvation
Was in service of another human.
Searching for answers
To the mysteries of life
Blind to the realization
That it is own soul
Where the mystery lies.

-Iflah Laraib