There is no oxygen
the people say
there is
only for Covid patients
as the body needs peace

There are no beds the hospitals say
there is
there is
in our homes.

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..