Anti National

Who is an anti national?
Why is this asked
when we are all masked?
National in the day
anti in the night
So what is right?
If you have a slogan
go and get the gun
then- run.
So if you are both
who will know
you can play the double game
only, remember you may be maimed
doesn’t matter
they’ll release you on a platter
this is not a tirade
we have ambiguities in this country
dark and black
sometimes even slack
I am not anti
but look everyone is so guilty.

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..