Lahoot e La Makaan

Zaffar Baloch

Lahoot La’makaan

All places holy

Remind me

How lonely I am

How lonely I’ve been

All these years,

For millenniums.

Out of me,

Grew temples and tombs,

The weeds of my soul.

Now taller than me,

Blocking the sun.

My existence is a pilgrimage,

From nowhere to nowhere.


* Lahoot La’makaan is a holy shrine in Balochistan.

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Dr. Zaffar Baloch is a Toronto-based political activist who has been associated with the progressive and democratic movement against Pakistan’s military establishment. His focus of activism in Canada is raising human rights abuses in Balochistan such as enforced disappearances of Baloch activists by Pakistani security forces, advocacy for victims of torture and the rights of religious minorities. He is affiliated with the Baloch National Movement and the struggle for an independent Balochistan. He tweets at @ZaffarBaloch

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