nocturnal tripping


Nocturnal Tripping

Raza Ali Hasan

My itinerary is the eternity of exile.
Deferred is the trip back into domicile.
My marching orders lost at sea;
my papers shrouded in an immigrant’s secrecy.
Lamar Avenue in Austin, Texas is wide, long and it flows.
Air-conditioned apartments allow for repose.
My transports and attachments to the past,
my dream-life, have an urgency that is never lost.
An exile’s ultimate treat, tonight’s dreamlike score:
a dinner with the Zaidis in their Islamabad home.
Photo by Diogo Sousa on Unsplash

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