Dedicated to Ammi n all the buzurg (elderly) of our family.❤

“Decipher ”

I’d love to
Read the stories
Engraved in the wrinkles
Around your eyes
And your laugh lines.
I’d love to
Decode the toil
You have endured
Speaking volumes
On your callous hands.
I’d love to decipher
The pain in your old weary eyes.
I’d love to pray
And ease your
Years of hard work
In concealing
All of the encoded mysteries
Of your tired, sage soul.

Dr Hafsa Siddiqui