I am on the wheel.

Inventing spirals

all along


to work

you had surmised

for your dream

that looms large

and loose to

Reason of some sixty years’ dream-walking

without warp and loom

and dream workers

that weave dreams to true.

Come here, my love and thousand million more,

Reach here on the wheel

as fireflies in deep flame

triply, in fullness rise,

working the wheel to the fullest rim,

that last edge over

till one emerges true

after sixty!

            —Dr Sohaila Javed