He had turned turned turned pain
into manna for everyone. His name
was a mantra to exorcise
the devil’s claw into dust
His name was a mandala
for focusing a golden-hued notion
of turning turning turning a nation
colorless in the best sense of the word.
His heroism was his Herculean
stamina and taking on
the role of Sisyphus without
a trace of bitterness.