If I were human

If I were human
I’d be humane,
……………..I’m not,
……………..I’m sub-
……………..I’m post-
……………..I’m pre-.
If I were human
I’d live,
……………..I’m not,
……………..I breathe
……………..I eat
……………..I smell
If I were human
I’d imagine
……………..I’m not,
……………..I intrigue
……………..I plot
……………..I conspire
If I were humane
I’d breathe life
in the lifeless
hope in despair
love in the dejected

If I were humane
I’d imagine
I’d dream
I’d fly
I’d glide
I’d live.
……………..I’m not…..

February 14, 2018

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Poems for the Penniless Copyright © 2019 by Issa G Shivji. All Rights Reserved.

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