Eternal Hiding

In Kashmir Valley,
You are the soldier
I am the gun
You are man,
I am woman
You are the child
I am mild
You are the gun man
I am the con man
You are the beast
I am the animal
You are the saint
I am the devil
You are the evil
I am the good
You are the valley
I am the mountain
You are the lake
I am the water flake
So descend
You are the terrorist
I am the army man
You in camouflage
Me in eternal hiding.

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..