The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.

LOSS

 


LOSS

-       Ram Krishna Singh (India)

 

The chimneys around my home

print black spots on the walls

darken the air I breathe and

the water I drink or bathe in

 

the owners know how to shut

the mouths of inspectors

and the mafia know how

to make money this season

 

politics of lack of rain

repair and management

scraunch smoke from wildfires away

to country’s gas emissions

 

they have their priorities

mission to rewrite histories

erase the past and erect

new walls of divisions

 

climatge change is no excuse

to mould the monds of Gen Z

in face of imminent doom:

stay quiet at morass of loss

 

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