Reply To Fear

Satish Verma

This country divides us. 
Only cameos were 

The ache of the holy river 
was your body which 
becomes a canoe. 

The snow-clad peaks 
would smash 
the hikers. 

Opinions differ, 
when the tornado strikes. 
You wanted to build a new house. 

The black night. 
A green silence would 
rebel against the stars.