Best Poem of Tabish Khair

Homily
She knows it's neither strange nor hard
To raise children on graveyards.

All you need
Is a terrible deed -
Then you bury the dead,
And forget.

(Based on H. C. Andersen's ‘By the Almshouse Window')

[From the book 'Man of Glass'] . . .
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Immigrant
It hurts to walk on new legs:
The curse of consonants, the wobble of vowels.

And you for whom I gave up a kingdom
Can never love that thing I was.

When you look into my past
You see
Only
Weeds and scales.

Once I had a voice.
Now I have legs.

Sometimes I wonder
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