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Saturday, September 30, 2017


aloof poised it stands up to the ravages of time offering shade
and shelter to tired pilgrims
and birds
The Tree Who Lives for Ever... Only in the Afternoon

Friday, September 29, 2017

tanhaee maiN

tanhaee maiN jub baat beet jati hay tou tunhaee maiN aksar souchta hooN ger youN jawab deta ya waisay jawab deta tou behter hota
tanhaee maiN aksar...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

neither mono nor bi

neither mono nor bi crawl stand ginger steps walk run walk gingerly with walker finally wheelchair that's life cycle for the lucky

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

lovers (eternal) tale

lovers (eternal) tale to meet to embrace to love to fight to reconcile till death plays the spoiler
Here Juliet, There Romeo

Tuesday, September 26, 2017



janaaN i'll not ensconce your memories on walls, garlanded incensed they'll always be enshrined in the recesses of my heart
Portrait of a Dependable Companionship

Monday, September 25, 2017

partner in crime

partner in crime the shadow that never leaves me run over by a steamroller lies flattened on the asphalt as i chase other shadows
Wading Deep into the Sunny Afternoon Armed With Emily Dickinson's Selected Letters

Sunday, September 24, 2017

salam mama

salam mama smiling wrinkles playing on the lips and around the gleaming eyes speaks of a life well spent
Such Happiness When a Girl Grows into a Woman and Looks Back and Ahead at the Same Time

Saturday, September 23, 2017


weatherworn the worn down wrinkles
on the couple's faces
replicated on the curtain long time companionship
does that to those around
Shakespeare's Two Profoundest Clowns

Friday, September 22, 2017

fictional fate

fictional fate fickle frivolous freaky frowns at foolish followers

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ger tu na ho...

ger tu na ho... aashaiana ho ya shabistaaN ho aata nahiN raas ger tu na ho paas (noon meem se maa'zrat)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

mendicant's meandering monde

mendicant's meandering monde end mend amend amanda (oh no let's not go there) meander mender and end the final drop scene mendicant

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

waking up

waking up with a smile for being alive, breathing then learning of death and destruction around frowns occupy rest of the day wondering
what if i had
not woken up?

Monday, September 18, 2017

that smile

that smile every playing
on your lips on my lips a camouflage for emotions unexpressed and

Sunday, September 17, 2017


baybusi tum muskurati raho hum muskuraty rahaiN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

silent bobo vi

silent bobo vi

he had no answer
what would they know?

silently with renewed zeal
he would immerse
in gathering more words

Friday, September 15, 2017

silent bobo v

silent bobo v

perched on his mat
passersby would shout they'd inquire about his collection of words
under his rising hill

Thursday, September 14, 2017

silent bobo iv

silent bobo iv

his mat once on the floor rose
with each incarceration soon it was not a hidden lair visible above treetops

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

silent bobo iii

silent bobo iii

buried under his mat
lovingly, carefully wrapped in deathless plastic bags

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

silent bobo ii

silent bobo ii

took out the wrinkles and folded them lovingly placed them in his backpack
when he went to his lair he buried them
with other words

Monday, September 11, 2017

silent bobo i

silent bobo i disheveled hirsute he gathered words fallen off trucks strewn across pavements from office floors classrooms

Sunday, September 10, 2017

ger mujhay pata hota

ger mujhay pata hota kub bolna, kub chup rehna ger mujhay pata hota woh kya sun'na chahtay haiN ger mujhay pata hota tou m'ra haal aisa na hota

Saturday, September 09, 2017


hurricanes imbalance environment be prepared for the wrath to descend drowning you in faux guilt

Friday, September 08, 2017

abr e zehmat*

abr e zehmat* tum kub tak bhago gay kahaaN tuk bhago gay yeh daur hay saza ka jo kya so bhugto gay *cyclones/hurricanes

Thursday, September 07, 2017

tishna chas'm

tishna chas'm tri pur num chas'm m'ray adhuray khwaab aao karaiN matam duniya ki bay hissi ka

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

unfinished poem

unfinished poem if gods are listening let harvey* hover o'ver 1600 penn. ave. till it sucks out the occupying egos

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


sunsets sunsets herald peace an interim closure an ode to coming dawn one more sunrise another onslaught of the woes of breathing
#Sunset I took this picture a few months back. Hues of Sunset are Fascinating But Small men cast long Shadows when sun sets. So true here.

Monday, September 04, 2017

word barbecue iv

word barbecue iv
and on those rare moments when briskly words
gush forth with nary a pause cut the chains release them before dark

Sunday, September 03, 2017

word barbecue iii

word barbecue iii if medium rare poke and prod rearrange
reorder if a poem descends
hesitate not
place it
in the incubator

Saturday, September 02, 2017

word barbecue ii

word barbecue ii if well done prune the carbon sift and file under prose to be sorted
edited then start with a fresh crop

Friday, September 01, 2017

word barbecue i

word barbecue i stoke the shavings spread the words out turn them over lest they burn out like the whimsical poet