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Friday, November 30, 2018


caveat avert those draped in flags or sacred books pernicious for body and psyche

Thursday, November 29, 2018

ger tu bura na maanay

ger tu bura na maanay saheefay aur parcham maiN malboos logON say ehtiat a'shudd zaroori hay

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

do not jump

do not jump my lovely do not jump stay with me till time dies I promise I will do the dishes vacuum and take out garbage eat burnt toast do not jump do not jump my lovely stay with me

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

broke into a thousand pieces

was holding it gingerly when it slipped through my sweaty hands broke into a thousand pieces gathered some gave away some am left with a few shards that sustain me still

Monday, November 26, 2018

mubarak ho tumhaiN

Sunday, November 25, 2018

a smile

a smile that punctuated two hesitant silences reciprocated overcame grief of millennia

Saturday, November 24, 2018

totem pole

totem pole boots, shoes, chappals khakhis, elites, the proletariat trod all over the barefoot

Friday, November 23, 2018

shish jehat ka malik

shish jehat ka malik aik hay aur yeh dunya ooski aik nahiN hay
These two pictures appeared simultaneously on my timeline. A jolt for those of us who enjoy privilege & influence but choose to nest comfortably in our cocoons. (Pic 1 via @Mumtazz_Maneka, Pic 2 via @Aadiiroy)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

aap hee bataiN

aap hee bataiN angoor ki baiti halal thee pehlay ik u-turn kay bad haraam hogaee

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


kindness can kill be unkind leave

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

cuevas del indio, vinales

silence that can be heard humid, subterranean river see through fish, bats dripping rocks suddenly light emerges rebirth

Monday, November 19, 2018


rona woh jo guzar ga'aye woh jo maanind e murg
munjamind aankhON say raah per bhataktay haiN kis kis ka rona roaiN

Sunday, November 18, 2018


solitude moony melancholic wistful solitary chair no glasses
The Pink Cloth | Gertrude Abercrombie | 1909-1977

Saturday, November 17, 2018

these few leaves too will descend

these few leaves too will descend and embrace the fallen king
the bare branches and stem will witness the fate of the once mighty maharajah

Friday, November 16, 2018

ab'r e zehmat

girti hay jub yeh pehli baar barafzaar maiN ab'r e rehmat hojati hay ab'r e zehmat

here it comes first of the season drive safely

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ab aur kya kahaiN

ab aur kya kahaiN fateha paRh liya turbat seal kardi the 'other' umbilical cord woh bhee kaat di dobara laikin khyalaON ka yeh aab'shaar kaisay pa'aiN najat is say

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ensconced in the heart

belongings given away surroundings sanitized but memories ensconced in the nooks of heart will always remind us of passion and zest they inculcated in us
Packed everything of his. Only books left to sort out now. A whole life connected to so many others, now contained in boxes, cartons, a mound of earth.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

there you go friend

there you go friend from brushing teeth to the last tweet or drink each day spent breathing (eating, playing, arguing, tweeting) this is more (if it is any consolation) than the inhabitants of graveyards do in centuries
Will go to my grave still waiting for my life to start.

Monday, November 12, 2018


life beach wave foam bubble burst beach foam wave....

Sunday, November 11, 2018

forced exile

forced exile wanted or unwanted depends on perspective living a penalty of forced exile

Saturday, November 10, 2018


mukalma love you love you too such? haaN accha chai hojai please

Friday, November 09, 2018

yellow and white

yellow and white the high winds shorn the trees of leaves a vast yellow carpet spread over the ground overnight descending snowflakes embraced the leaves in a white flurry blanket

Thursday, November 08, 2018

weather forecast: first snow of the season tomorrow

weather forecast: first snow of the season tomorrow kal jub zurd pattoN ka qaleen bar'f kay bojh talay chuphay ga tou bahaar ki yaad aa ayegi aur bahaar ka intezar hoga

Wednesday, November 07, 2018


guzray lamhON ki lehrain jhurrion ki maanind jism per sab't hojati haiN cartographic visage the lines on her anile face a memoryville roadmap of her cognizance

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

avoiding heartburn

when kinship goes awry fold them, wrap them, store them in memory's shoebox to avoid heartburn

Monday, November 05, 2018

wondering aloud

wondering aloud are colours more relevant than words funny, i ask this when have written i paint with *words



Sunday, November 04, 2018

mana kay

mana kay 
nazuki maiN bhi t'ri ik shaan hay
mana kay 
ab bhee ada t'ri dilfaraib hay
mana kay
dil bhee m'ra bhee nazuk hay
koi shaikh saheb say yeh poochay
deen ka rishta itna naazuk kyuN hay 

Saturday, November 03, 2018

riding whims

riding whims

skirting nightmares
dodging bullets
looking for footprints
sans shadows

Friday, November 02, 2018

partial temporal theory of biological devolution

partial temporal theory of biological devolution having evolved "descent with modification" now humankind will descent (laws of unintended consequences extrapolated by prof. khadim rizvi) back to that phase of swinging from the tree

Thursday, November 01, 2018

on waking up as the smile plays on the lips

on waking up as the smile plays on the lips those stolen moments few of semi-slumber after the alarm goes off are so precious