apni almaarih kholo kabhi yuhi
ek album me basi kuch tasvire
un dino ki yaad dilayegi
jab milne ko mujhse
kisi shah ki izzazat nahi thi zaroori.

yahi chinnaaro ke nichey
picnic manayi thi tumne
wahi dal ke kinaare khade hokar
saahir ke sher padey the tumne

yahi barf ki dhalaan par
girte huve yahoo chillaya tha
jaise kabhi shammi ne
saira ko bhi rhijhaya tha

pehran pehna bhi ek photo hai
jheel se uttha halka kohra hai
ammi ke gaalo pe khelti suraj ki kiran
baba ke hoto pe
saundhi si ek hassi bhi hai

mujhe yaad rakhna
bhulna nahi
dil me bhi rakhna
bas nakshe me nahi

aur bhi bahut kehna hai magar
aur log bhi kataar me hai
hausla toota nahi hai magar
network me mushkil se, ek bar hi hai…

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write