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Of Lament And Longing

Goa/Poetry

Of Lament And Longing

The poem was written by Sanjiv Verenkar, a Sahitya Akademi award-winning poet, and translated by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

A section of the installation Mapping Mapusa Market by Orijit Sen, first displayed at the Kochi Muzi
A section of the installation Mapping Mapusa Market by Orijit Sen, first displayed at the Kochi Muzi

CHANGE

Like those hungry ringworm scars
which have consumed yards of skin.
These forests of concrete too,
have ravaged the earth.
Mutating people into machines
who run amok everywhere they go.
They are like zombies now
Hurrying to crush their last bits of human tissue,
Like scraps of sugarcane
Under the grinder’s teeth
Tenets, truth and ethics
have all charred into ash
For whom has all this changed
For what has all this changed.

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