Life without Eyes

In Kashmir
a young girl,
fourteen stood
staring out of
the window,
in dismay perhaps
of seeing uniformed
men only around,
was greeted by bullets
the newspaper reports
they could save her life
not her eyes, two eyes
do not matter hand them
over on a platter for dissection
and minute inspection
and let these array of pellets
hound us into life
without eyes.

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..