We play games

You and I and they

Play at reconciling what is irreconcilable

Agreeing on irrelevant details and grand concepts

But glossing over love and understanding

That the concepts embody

We play games

You and I and they

To preserve our little domains

And prevent them from blossoming

Into flowers that will free the world

Of you and I and they

We play games

You to survive and I to negotiate your survival

And they to plunder us both.


Karachi, February 1989

One Comment

  1. Maurice Leonhardt

    ….. you knew this Arif ….. in 1989 ….I really learnt it when Gregor left MIS.

    with thanks

    Posted March 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm | PermalinkReply

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