a serenade for Lahore’s Rain – Rizwan Akhtar

rizwan akhtar jan 2022

a whirling leaf…mingled with the human leaf storm, dragged along by its impetuous force [Leaf Storm by Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

what rain did to the city

you did to me

made me run for trees

uncovered I dripped

instead of words

your love wet and watery

turned into a lonely puddle

pattered rippled bore splashes

heads plodded arms flailed 

cars ran over screeching

a metamorphous silence

plopped overnight

a synecdoche trembling

soused elbows

like heavy barks

for extra attention in this

textually crowded world

for more space

our sensual downpour 

expressions held long.

January, 2022.

Lahore, I Am Coming (2017) is the first Collection of poems of Rizwan Akhtar published by Punjab University Press, Lahore.

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