I see you waving from behind the fence
I am trying it hurts clouds wait and move
over fields swallows distracted by the burr
of an aero plane resting elbows the wrinkled
hands of the mower blather into action
the company though assorted shows care
individually every wink of the eye drops
a story in want of deponents and silence
suitable for bruising thundering chirping
humming raining and a girl whimpering.
Rizwan Akhtar’s debut collection of Poems Lahore, I Am Coming (2017) is published by Punjab University Press. He works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan. He has published poems in well-established poetry magazines of the UK, US, India, Canada, and New Zealand. He was a part of the workshop on poetry with Derek Walcott at the University of Essex in 2010.