A Poem for Palestine

I breathe into the mushq of hundred incense sticks like some weedhead, a mujnoon To numb the bomb smoke propelled from Falastin to Kashmir through my heart’s invisible pipeline   Black worms writhe out from Mejdool dates on my iftar platter – dates my muhajir friend from West Gaza had … Read more →

Warriors aka Refugees

Answering the ringing of my doorbell I opened my front door to new faces, these faces were not from nearby, but from a land far away, the story of whose destruction is often the headline at prime time on my TV. Old people accompanied by young children wondering that we … Read more →

The Voice

O Kashmiri   I tried telling The Voice, To let me go my way, But it spoke too loud, And the words were too strong, I couldn’t resist following, It, the way it led me, To an edge of a Cliff,’ I thought I heard the waves, Call my name from … Read more →