Parabola. A poem by Fizza Abbas

I still remember physics class

at school,

‘It’s nothing but a plane curve

that works under the influence of gravity’,

my teacher said.

I did not know curves need an armour too,

often I wondered.

Now, when they tell me the death toll,

I create an imaginary line,

joining the locus of points

but it doesn’t become a curve.

Perhaps the ball is still ahead of the curve!


Fizza Abbas is a Freelance Content Writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her works have been published on many platforms including Poetry Village and Cabinet of the Heed. She can be reached here.

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