Published in Countercurrent.org and The Daily Star, Bangladesh.
Each flame licks a life
Each ember leads to strife
How will man survive?
From the meat roasted by the flames
That rise as if from Earth’s insides?
The birds that no longer fly
Lie roasted, toasted, drained of colour.
The brilliant macaw with its plumes of blue and yellow,
The golden monkey that leaps from tree to tree,
The green frog that hops,