Amrita Pritam

(31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005 / Gujranwala, Punjab / Pakistan)

Poems of Amrita Pritam

1. A Letter 9/24/2012
2. Empty Space 9/24/2012
3. I Ask Waris Shah Today 9/24/2012
4. I Will Meet You Yet Again 9/24/2012
5. Me 9/24/2012

Me

Lots of contemporaries—
but 'me' is not my contemporary.

My birth without 'me'
was a blemished offering on the collection plate.
A moment of flesh, imprisoned in flesh.

And when to the tip of this tongue of flesh
some word comes, it kills itself.

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