Asfa Mobin   (Asfa)
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Joined 12 March 2018


Work in progress
Insta id: asfa_mobin
Joined 12 March 2018
Asfa Mobin YESTERDAY AT 23:13

We are all books stacked
finished or abandoned by
bibliophile Fate, segregated
as paperbacks,
hardcovers.




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Asfa Mobin 19 AUG AT 23:53

I don't have a single photograph of you anymore. I don't know where Ammi and Papa have kept them, away from us, away from themselves. I never asked them. Maybe I was afraid of wounding their reels of healing.
For many days after you were gone, I slept with your photograph under my pillow. The one of you in that pink and green gota patti dress, seated in a small wicker chair, your back against the unreal background of that dingy studio. That was the last photograph that saw your face and the only one I can seem to remember. The only one where you seemed like one having life taking your photograph.
I keep going back to your face in it, imagining a thousand smiles that could have lived on it, a thousand photographs that could have aged from that one. Maybe this is how I never let you become black and white. Maybe this is how I can feel you reading this along with me.
My sweet Rubina,
for you a thousand interpretations over,
a thousand times over.

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Asfa Mobin 19 AUG AT 20:59

That poet bent over his pen forlorn
Fails to see that poem's signs
The one which he wants with miles adorn
Wanted for its identity just four lines.



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Asfa Mobin 18 AUG AT 23:45

Bottled and sealed
are my nights with you,
aging like fine wine.



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Asfa Mobin 17 AUG AT 21:07

Caught between closing a door
or leaving it open.

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Asfa Mobin 17 AUG AT 0:17

Where bullets and pellets
guns and screaming sons
flow drowning Chenab's soul
and also the 100 strings of santoor
are those notes muted now music to the ears
or the making of a symphony more broken than bygone years?

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Asfa Mobin 16 AUG AT 21:51

Bridges will end somewhere.
What we leave behind
might still wait ahead.



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Asfa Mobin 16 AUG AT 0:00

You were like the night sky
waiting behind the shadows
walking hesitantly with your
countless lights shy.
I, the hopeful human
tired at many a love's sunsets
waiting for a love
that knew what it was
to wait.

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Asfa Mobin 15 AUG AT 14:40

This Independence Day,
tie a rakhi around wrists
tangled in the same colours
from which we
seized our independence.


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Asfa Mobin 13 AUG AT 22:48

Not every poem
I write makes sense.
Sometimes, nonsense is therapy.



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