We Fell In Love

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 saw her in the shop
She worked there
She was lovely
Attractive and young
With smiling face
I was familiar with her
She mostly asked, anything else?
Some people said, Yes
Some, No
One day,
I was there
I found the humor
I bought the things
In the end,
She asked
As her habit, anything else?
I said, yes
She asked what?
I said, You
A few moments surprise
And silence and then
She blushed and smiled
She bowed her head
We fell in love.

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