The Terms Of Evil

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…

I am not afraid
I can face
I am facing
All the evils
Of outside
Around me
Surround me
With the attractive offers
Like sex, wealth
High status in society
None of that's important
In my eyes
But I am always afraid
Of two awkward terms
Of evil inside me
In every breath
That confront me
Break me
Sometimes, blow up me
That's my selfishness
And the ego
Never die that
Until the death of the entity