The Country Is Dying…

what if
how if
why if

in inner turmoil
it lies in the ICU
doctors are on indefinite
strike. damn them.

animals are now predating it.
carcasses are ready.
infinity, time bound.

history is already dead.
save a bedraggled soul.

don’t squirm
look at galaxy (of stars)

somewhere there is madness
howling. somewhere a cow gets stuck
on hooves.

the country is not dying.

what if
how if
why if.

Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong in North East India. He has been writing and publishing poetry for the last thirty years, and his poetry has appeared in numerous online publications. He holds a doctoral on the novels of William Golding and currently is a senior academic in India's Indira Gandhi National Open University. Read other articles by Ananya S..