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The Poised Poetry Pocket

Updated: May 22, 2021

a city on the moon

A Poem By: Ishrat Chahal

The truth is that

there is no universal truth

We wander

and reach and pull

Trying to have it all

Live up to the bar

even though

we come from two different worlds

I from a city on the moon

You from the throes of intergalactic space;

two worlds that will never meet.

And yet we ebb and we flow

around each other,


on tippy toes —

trying to measure ourselves

as more


more beautiful

most worthy;

any kind of recognition —

and that, I suppose, will be the only

thing that our worlds will ever have in common

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