if i had a choice

of culture and a special type of love

once upon a time

she woke to the scent of unscraped henna infused with eucalyptus oil hint of auburn, a tinge of pride, a bride expectant, once upon a time


Stood defiant in the face of history Each brick cemented with a memory Whispers once shared in one tongue Which anthem shall now be sung? *** Thanks to Liaqat Ali Vance for this photo and to @LahoreMore for sharing it on Twitter and providing inspiration for my poem.

so many borders

time after time we decimate a land, sketching lines, invisible but impregnable and a people who were once indistinguishable are now immigrants if they continue to wander across to the other side permission to graze for the grass does look greener even their herds have acquired nationalities a people who crisscrossed lands whose cultures were … Continue reading so many borders

Evidence of the Unknown and Others …

Evidence of the unknown Is greater than that of the known If only you would stop your search In the temple mosque or church When my mirror becomes languid and reflects nothing, I polish the mirror of my mind and make up my own image the little boy and girl~admire the candy-coated round house~ as … Continue reading Evidence of the Unknown and Others …