I said
This land I dwell is mine
The water I drink belongs to me
This forest is mine
I was killed

Second day in the news-
Maoist killed in encounter

Third day
A multi national corporation opened new factory in my blood
They called it Operation Green Hunt

I will continue to be killed and looted
If I keep saying the same things
They will call it with new names.

Ajmal Khan from Mumbai, India is an activist and poet who writes direct political poems. Read other articles by Ajmal.