Mystery is like a book
whose first and last pages
are mutilated

Mark the first page
with a red marker.
For, the words
In the beginning
are illegible;

Mark the last page
With a red marker
For, the words
In the ending
are illegible.

I too am invisible
In the beginning
In the ending
Would that I be
Visible to myself

Crisp came the reply
You are Alif,
You are Sën,
You are the letters in between

A speaking word
That you are -
audible to all
That is the final call