Wednesday Poem

Why

—After Faiz Ahmed Faiz's Kuttey

Not even dogs
Go as quietly as these men

Battered and bruised
Idle and begging
Homeless and hearthless
Stabbing each other o’er scraps
Starving in silence

Why

What myth is it
That keeps you
Divided
Amongst yourselves
That keeps you
Blind
To your strength
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by Anjum Altaf
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