Ehsan Sehgal

Under Spy Eye

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…

Each one of us breathes, lives
And works
Under the eye of espionage
Of each other
Whether by one's friend, the colleague
Family, or neighbour
Or even one's superior or junior one
To damage one's skill, beauty
Status, business, politics
And the state affairs
The intelligence agencies investigate
That if one is a spy
After a long investigating
When the report is ok
It is an innocent one
The wise ones
Appoint it, as its spy
While it is, from others
And trained for that
In this context and concept
The description is that
Who spies, it is also under Spy
By someone else
Idiocy within idiocy
For the people of espionage
The conclusion
It prevails, nothing
Since hatred, violence
And atrocities are in its place.