Tuesday, June 21, 2022

What remained

Love didn't disappear
when we parted
it lingered as a memory
of tenderness
and remembered

it stayed with me
reminding me that
letting go
isn't that easy

my mind knew the truth
but my heart has its will
it feels what it wants
despite me

the ghost of our love
long after I reached 
for your hand
in the dark of night

(Poem from Passion in Verses)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Urdu lover

I hold onto you
with the intensity 
f breath clinging to air
I don't let go and I know
this frightens you

I'm a wave that holds on
because I hear your call
to be held
a Jinn that looks beyond
into your deepest secrets
because there I truly see you
and all that is held there

and while you hold me
you tell me this cannot be
even though it already is

My Urdu lover
I cling to you
you cling to me
your God cannot control 
that which is free and untamed