shady bodhi tree in his scabrous heart conceals city’s plagues unlamented pain Inside the father’s heart falls as monsoon torrents **** virgins despoiled at an angry altar smile gods! fetuses in the wombs sealed by the hate goddess healers pray to heavens **** stony night’s desolation seeps even into the sleeping lilies blood splotches on the … [Read more...]
Sameera Rashid is from Lahore, Pakistan. Sameera contributes articles, poems, and short stories to newspapers. As a monther and a citizen, Sameera finds the attack on schools sad and disconcerting, while children are "drilllec to deal" with the emergency, they are also taught to "play-dead." She writes Haiku on the theme of war.