Ehsan Sehgal

I Still Eat Apple

Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were…

I am not the God
And nor the angel
Not even the sacred
I am just a simple human
With lots of flaws
That endorse
I am from Adam
Who ate only one apple
For once
In result,
Got penalty of expulsion

From heaven to earth
While I eat an apple every day
For that
The humanly and earthy Gods
Forgetting the Almighty God
Hurt, harm, and punish me
I do not revenge
I forgive them
Feeding the pain
In my memory
To learn the lessons
With the hope of that
Perhaps the God this time,
Expel me out
From earth to heaven
Where I belonged
Thus, I still eat apples.