Friends Don’t

There is war
after nineteen massacred
shreds have borne fear
a surgical strike then
extirpating evil
and the planes helicopters
two countries
once to be one
gone, you said
without borders,
borders work my
friend. Know your
enemy. Friends don’t.

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..