What do you demolish?
Are they tears?
Or is it the past?
Where history is the citadel
Fortified with stories?
Where will the past go?
Why unravel it?
You will find the mythic sage
The travellers in wanderlust, rampaging
Let history speak
In bewilderment demolition is no sage
Only the pain of having to leave homes
Where have they gone?
Demolition take wings
I know of too many untruths.

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..