The Last Hope

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…

My past will not hurt me
If you are with me
Open your arms
To hold me fast
With warm kisses,
Oh, my last hope
Before the snake
Of my past-time
That would poison my life
It is then too late
Come and crown me
With your fresh breathing.