Imtiaz Akhtar

At A Time When

At a time:
When the city beggars’ have finally settled; like dust.
When the lampposts reveal their admirable loneliness.
When daughters’ dream of their fathers’.
And wife-satiated-husbands of-neighbors.
When the last smoke has left the chimney; melted
in the air long… long ago.
When the whore has found her last client.
When the minaret of the mosque and the gong of the

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