Demiurge by Rizwan Akhtar



Last evening clouds pinched the sky
white seagulls flaunted vain flights
stony pummeling of wind restored
faith on disintegration after a silence
longer than a phrase continued on
pages of a diary’s words big in length
making me left the house in search
of moderate expressions no more
entering through the gate of a garden
where a snoozing watchman lunged
the creaking metallic portal exposed
the project called myself promenading
under a sudden rain mitigated the
desire for dormancy measuring wonder
by accusing eyes, and snapping fingers.

©2018 Rizwan Akhtar


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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 completed his PhD in postcolonial literature from the 
University of Essex, UK in 2013. 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.

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