@ A Bird’s Lament
The days pass by
And nights overrun,
I shifted from
A prison’s closet
Finding another awaited.
Canopy of chestnut,
My books eaten up
By moths and dust.
I look up to the windows,
A brewing life
Gazing below into the darkness.
A woman is cooking
A man is going upstairs.
Is in the offing.
Lit the imagination’s corner
Yet another Corner in waiting.
What the brown eyes
You are on a slow assault,
Hath anyone but conquered
I shall give up
But what else onwards.
Lo! A bird’s lament
Is a morn’s welcome.
-On my shifting from one apartment to another.
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Art by Zahoor Ul Akhlak (1941-1999)
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