Don't Love Me

Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were…

Leave me, leave me
Don't love me
Since I am a stranger
I fly, and I fly
I stay nowhere,
You are unaware
My smile is false
My outward pleasure is fake
I don't want you at stake
You can't see
My tears
That I wear and bear
Upon my eyelashes
In the dark nights
Empty sights
Just alone
Even my shadow leaves me
No one believes me
Don't love me
Leave me.