Ehsan Sehgal

Please, Please Just Once Call Me

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…

When I awake
In the early morning
I take one dose of your love
When I go to bed
I take one dose of your love
Thank you
O my dear, stranger
Whoever you are
Your love is my power
That makes me alive
When you come into my life,
My life will start, new breaths
Now you become my life
And breathing on that
Am I the same in your eyes?
Do I have the same place,
In your heart?
Please, please, please
Just once, call me
To endorse your love
And my hopes
Or entirely break that
Please, are you reading?