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Poetry

The threads of Eid

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This year will be different

We will smile at one another

Through our hearts

Intertwined, threaded

Across miles and miles 

Yet nearer still, our seeds

Have never been as steadfast

As the time we had to maneuver

For parking

Or parley for an extra boiled egg

Or be tested by ‘the talkers’ at khutbah

To rest from the crowd at the end of the day

Put away the ironed shawar kamiz

And glimmering khussa’s

With a contented sigh

This year will be different

We will drink our coffee, tea

On our own

Nibble on this or that

And remember to smile at one another

Through our hearts

Intertwined, threaded

As one

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