Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan.  She is an ex-school teacher, freelance writer and a tutor.

I pack two suitcases,

one for myself

and one for my shadow

my faithful companion


Often it’s the two of us –

                 it’s better that way.


But when I sleep my shadow

completely disappears.

It’s a troubled time.

I just hope the moon is looking out for me. 

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