nipped in callous haste
Draws a curtain upon chivalry
And ignorance of humans on earth.
Poisoned water and fields
are today the living ruins
Of human crimes…!
I shoo away the crows
flaying the dead cows off their skin
The nipping maggots cat-scratch me
...mind starts drifting, slowly.
I think about the deep wells, canals
flowing by the organic red earth
The harvested paddy fields,
Emaciated farmers ploughing
The bullocks with their feet drenched
In mud and slush??
Ah, we lived with them…
.....they are all gone today
All we are left with is--
- an earthful of inorganic earth!
Should the clock really continue crawling?