By Zubair Nazeer
I was surrounded by the things of nature at every moment
How do I explain the loneliness in my life?
In the courtyard of the heart some emotions are scattered
How do I explain what caused the scattering?
Crossing brooks, streams and rivers, drowning seemed my fate
How do I explain how I survived the fate?
Roads merged at that distant bend and thereafter disappeared
How do I explain how I found my way?
Beyond the realm of imagination, I met you
How do I explain where I saw you?
This journey of struggle is difficult, but enriching
How do I explain why I undertook it so late?
(Zubair Nazeer is a Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is currently working on Tribal Development in India.)