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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

no thanks, i'll let myself out

no thanks, i'll let myself out

will follow the stars
to find my way home

it was realistic
not bravado
but the laws
of unintended consequences
meant cloudy sky

the door behind was closed
and the lights turned off

to the shepherd
(who had deserted us
or so it seems)
i muttered
fine, thanks
another night
in the wilderness
will not kill me

Monday, October 05, 2015

souchta hooN

souchta hooN hazaar daastanaiN hoNgi madfun yahaaN waq't ka sitam bhee ajeeb hay no woh rahay na hum rahaiNgay…
Another wooden door, Haveli Sujan Singh, Bhabhra bazaar, #Rawalpindi

Sunday, October 04, 2015

and then i woke up

and then i woke up dreamin' of her smiling eyes that throaty laughter body fragrance cascading passion suffocating embrace

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

funny world of perceptions

funny world of perceptions there she won't hold my hand koi dekh laiga here he won't hold my hand koi dekh laiga

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

jo apni nahiN woh kyuN mangtay ho? / you can't ask for my soul dr.faustus

jo apni nahiN woh kyuN mangtay ho? khoon lay lo car, wallet lay lo achcha jaan lay lo rooh kahaaN hay pass meray jo mangtay ho

you can't ask for my soul dr.faustus wallet, car even life is yours but not my soul it's already mortgaged to the hilt

Sunday, September 27, 2015


intuition i'll die someday (haha for the insight) depending... an obit'll say he died or he was a shaheed. a dead me'll care not

m'ri jaan

m'ri jaan chand chand hay blue ho super ho chaudhwiN ka ho chand chand hay sub ka hay tum. m'ri jaan fiq't m'ri ho

Saturday, September 26, 2015

du'a (for the departed animals)

du'a (for the departed animals) aao, aao kay haath oothaiN fateha paRhaiN oon ma'asoomON ka khata jin ki srif itni heethee kay woh behtar thay aap aur hum say

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

one woman, two lovers / ik mehboob, dou aashiq

one woman, two lovers when'll you & i tire of this woman? seven decades a long time for a courtship our families need us more


ik mehboob, dou aashiq aakhir kub tuk yeh khail khailaNgay hum? muddat guzri tumhari hui na m'ri aakhir kub tak...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

it did go rather well

it did go rather well the smoke & dim lights masked the moist eyes the loud music hid the quiver in her voice & my hands

Saturday, September 05, 2015

copybroke, with music none, daimi haqeeqat, i a passivist


going for broke broken heart broken deals broke a leg (no it wasn't the first night) dead broke now copybroke

with music none life is travail enough and music is the palliative bridge with music none it is intolerable

daimi haqeeqat

aaj hum
aap per mertay haiN
kal hum
(shayad waqaee)
mer hee jaiN gay
waq't hay abhee...

i a passivist

if 'baghdadi' the fake caliph
and his disciples were a column sky high i a passivist would not hesitate...

Saturday, July 04, 2015

#tpoems + #fakeurduproverb

(noon meem rashid say maazrat) ashraf ul .... ashraf tum bhee ho ashraf hum bhee haiN makhlooqat kay nahiN haivanat kay


Alwidah Laaj rakhli Abr e rehmat nay Ashk e rawaaN ki


first came the truth then edhi


purani rooh afza naee jam e shirin maiN


nawwab: why have you brought me to karachi? t: hmmmmm? n: there are no hydrants. t: lean on a politician. (nawwab is my talking dog)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

sar e taleem khum / bowed heads

sar e tasleem khum

sur jhookanay ki aadat yeh
ras'm e wafa nahiN hay yeh
kuch ghairOn ki kuch apnOn ki
ghulami ka virsa hay yeh

bowed heads

our bowed heads are no signs
of obeisance or awe
years of slavery
by others and by our own
has bent our necks and backs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


journey encounter embrace droplet gestation severance growth union exile withdrawal quietus


droplet sea cloud snow peaks rivulets springs rivers sea and unadorned tears

behta rah, behta raha (draft 1)

is cyber afra tafri maiN
khayalat ka burqa ORhay
tazabzoob maiN youN ghota-zun
maiN bhee ik tinkay ki tarah
behta raha behta raha

naaray lagata hu'a aur
aag barsata hu'a hajoom
paidaishi jur'm hay mera
(maiN nahiN, dushman kehtay haiN)

gnothi seauton hay do'or ki baat
is hujoom e bay hangaam maiN
dhakkay kha kha ker sochta hooN
kabhi is bhaNwer say niklooN
to jaan paooN kay kaun hooN maiN

Thursday, April 09, 2015



is roz e nau
kaun hooN maiN?

ifti ahsan?

ya ga'ee shub
wala bay-hiss?

Monday, December 15, 2014

#TS769 prompts by @AtiyaAbbas: consume, vanilla, cult


#TS769 vanilla skies pommegranate flowers Incense sticks cinnamon rolls. A secret cult of desires devoured with hopes. spiced with ashes.

Friday, December 12, 2014

#TS768 prompts by @monazzilla: flub, bub, dub