Face To Face

Quaid-Uz-Zaman 1954 (Jamalpur)

A mischievous bug has crawled in: though it is not unseen nor undetected and its nature being whimsical.

While no remedy is in hand and we know not how long will it stay
or will be leaving the scene ever at all.

It will pierce through the velvet invading each cell sickening the wholeness
and integrity so far achieved.
  The end proving is pus and pustules;
air around rumbles with nausea and ceaseless retching ;
With broken glasses here and there
suicide always comes cleverly but in a foolish way.

Each mind has a unique flaw
and time perpetually arranges all the mending
in a novel way-
to the amusement here
a porcupine displaying its sharp spines and an armadillo ball keeps on playfull rolling.
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Quaid-Uz-Zaman

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