Author Archives: Zarmala Naeem

Home is an Alien Spaceship

Zarmala Naeem’s poem reflects on the new, strange stage of her life.

The Meaning of Life

‘Just like one-sided love seems pointless, I often can’t help thinking that there is no point in living. But I still do live, just like I still love the girl I haven’t seen for five years, and there must be some reason I do either thing. This was just me trying to make sense of all this pain and sacrifice; I suspect there is a higher purpose for life and love but I also suspect with as much certainty that I will never find it in my lifetime.’-Zarmala Naeem