chori ki bhuk

sun
mujhe tere luqme ki
thaali ki
hirs-o-hawas ki qasam
ye mera rizq tha
zaiqa jis ka teri zaban ne chakha
kya bataun tujhe
main kadakti hui dhup mein pa-barahna kahan tak chali
main ne kitne kade kos kate to do ghunt pani mila
kaise mera lahu
pani ho ke masamon se bahta raha
aur main dhoti rahi ranj ki gathriyan
kya kahun
kis mashaqqat ne hathon ko zakhm aur pairon ko chhaalon ka tohfa diya
ye meri mehnaton ki kamai thi
jo teri thaali mein hai
sun
mujhe meri faqa-kashi ki qasam

ek jadugar hai aankhon ki basti mein

ek jadugar hai aankhon ki basti mein
tare tank raha hai meri chunari mein
mere sakhi ne khali hath na lautaya
dheron dukh bandhe hain meri gathdi mein
kaun badan se aage dekhe aurat ko
sab ki aankhen girwi hain is nagri mein
jin ki khushbu chhed rahi hai aanchal ko
kaise phul wo dal gaya hai jholi mein
jis ne mehr-o-mah ke khate likhne hon
main ek zarra kab tak us ki ginti mein
ishq hisab chukana chaha tha hum ne
sari umr sama gai ek katauti mein
harf-e-zist ko maut ki dimak chat bhi le
kab se hun mahsur badan ki ghati mein

hazir-ghaeb

ishaara kis ne toda hai
ki chaurahe ke bichon-bich
hum ek dusre se is tarah takra gae hain
ye chaaron raste
hum ne mohabbat ki kudalon se tarashe the
hamein phulon pe chalne ka ishaara chahiye tha
magar rishton ke baadal jo kabhi dil par baraste the
to hariyali ka mausam chaaron jaanib phail jata tha
wo baadal kanch ke manind yun tute fazaon mein
ki har rasta nukili kirchiyon ki surmai barish mein bhiga hai
ye chauraha
ki jo apne milan ka istiara tha
tamasha-gah mein badla
musafir ek-duje ke muqabil aa hi jate hain
magar apna safar kaise tasadum mein dhala aakhir
use ek hadse ki shakl kaise aur kis ne di
safar ko sanehe ka pairahan pahna ke
chaurahe ke bichon-bich istada kiya jis ne
use hum kis tarah dhunden
use hum kaise pahchanen
ki har-su khushnuma chehre kachumar ho ke bikhre hain
wo malghuba jo us andhe tasadum ka natija hai
use kis shakl mein dhaalen

jangal

sher ki apni khudai
richh ke apne zawabit
bhediye ka apna hi qanun
un par
harf-giri ka kisi ko haq nahin
machchharon ko hukm hai
wo apni bhin bhin se gharaz rakha karen