by Mujeeb Jaihoon

She sought for me in the garden
And in the heaven of book-wine
She knocked on every door
Even the ones bolted by thought-locks

I was nowhere found
She: in panic bound

Finally, when I was seen
Asked she where I’d been

Replied I,

‘Where else I’d go-
In your heart when is my home
Search for me within-
Your eyes shall there my face win’

Published Aug 17 2018