Javed Latoo

We are often lost

We are often lost,
in the thickness

of thin things,
in the weed

of our thoughts. We often
tread through life

like ants tread on an elephant:
close to the skin, busy

in the wrinkles; but
completely oblivious,

of the whole elephant,
of the big picture.



Javed Latoo is a senior medical practitioner and a medical editor based in the UK. In his spare time, Dr Latoo writes poetry as a hobby. His poems have been published in literary journals and magazines ( both print and online) as well as in anthologies. His poetry collections include Gushing Fountain: A Collection of Poems by Javed Latoo ( 2019). Dr Latoo likes to use poetry to explore the philosophy of life, neuroscience and Kashmir. He likes to write in the language of common people, about their ordinary thoughts and their ordinary insights. He manages a UK literary journal “The Beautiful Space- A Journal of Mind, Art and Poetry.”