Monday, October 12, 2015

Rehan Qayoom- A Poem


Is it her? (It cannot be) avert your gaze
That jutted jaw-line and the same bare legs
Do your chink and tangle ugly bits amaze?
My loner moon amongst a crowd of stars begs

Words Socratic, words messianic
Your slapdash words go a long way here
Words delivered to prevent a panic
Whispered gently like the doleful air

The unconventional is to me conventional
They tied me up last night with his will
Is it conventional to be conventional?
Puddle-jump highways and byways still!

Rehan Qayoom is a poet of English and Urdu, editor and translator, educated at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has featured in numerous literary publications and performed his work internationally.  He has published 2 books of poetry.

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