Kaiser Haq

(7 December 1950 - / Dhaka / Bangladesh)

Kaiser Haq Poems

1. Poor Man Eating 5/23/2012
2. Liking It 5/23/2012
3. Ode On The Lungi 5/23/2012

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Ode On The Lungi

Grandpa Walt, allow me to share my thoughts
with you, if only because every time
I read “Passage to India” and come across
the phrase “passage to more than India”
I fancy, anachronistically, that you wanted
to overshoot the target
by a shadow line
and land in Bangladesh

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot
about sartorial equality
How far we are from
this democratic ideal!
And how hypocritical!
“All clothes have equal rights” –
this nobody will deny
and yet, some obviously
are more equal than others
No, I’m not complaining about
the jacket ...

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