the question

Lets go now,
draw up a plan, blow up
a dam or a police outpost,

But when the water gushes down,
as it will,
flooding crop fields, cattle-sheds
and mud-huts, putting off
nuakhai, daughters’ wedding,
kitchen fire,

When the bereaved widows,
with or without children,
with or without in-laws
with or without compension
quench their wailing
in their tears,

Will you be the one to
tell them they are on
The wrong side of history-in-making?


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