‘CV’ a poem by Farooq Sulehria

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My trade union membership
party card number
the (scorching) summer spent behind bars
ostracizations (endured) in kabul and damascas
the stinking stony cell of royal fort

late evening
a few kisses stolen on the campus bridge

for a small job opportunity
all the merits of a long life
I must hide in my CV

Art work by Jesús Curiá

Translated from Urdu by Fauzia Rafique

Read Urdu original at Jeddojehad

Farooq Sulehria is an author, journalist and an educationist living and working in Lahore, Pakistan.

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