NPM: Tattoo

I wrote God’s name on my arm 

In permanent ink, tattooed beneath my skin

But it’s only as permanent as this body

Which is dying day by day

So the commitment is not so long

The permanency doesn’t concern me really

Since God wrote my name on his palms

And his body is much more permanent

Than mine

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NPM: Hamsas

Paint hamsas on your palms. 

Hold them out before you

To blind the evil eye.

Go through life palms outward

To turn away misfortune.

But understand this:

When your hands are busy 

Warding off bad luck,

They can never receive 

Any good gifts.

If they must be held outward as a shield,

They can never be filled.