29 November 2008



be it burkha or chador
hijah or scarf – what is
the controversy

kippah, kufi, turban or
callote may seem less
confrontational – perhaps

what remains are mind-sets
on cloister and veil – relics
of history’s angst

clothes or their lack
do not make belief
more certain
© 1 September 2008, I. D. Carswell