graves turn with every flower
barbed wire and prayer
the war is on, the war is on
pavements and houses
buses, bushes
offices, secretariats
third block and fourth block
real estate, fourth estate
the war is on in crescent moon
sun upwards, heaven downwards
fight with bowstrings
arrows, stones and pebbles

ammunitions replenished
nuclear demolished.

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..