Occupy Poetry


BY Suman Pokhrel

you're sure to hear from above
if you're placed down below.

don't turn right – don't turn left.
have a dagger about you – stay away from weapons
go to bed early – work till midnight
keep doors 'n windows open – shut doors well
don't walk in pairs 'n groups – don't walk alone
don't look about – guard home round the clock
don't stay hungry, never – don't eat anything
don't wear clothes – don't walk bare-bodied.

I've badly failed to understand
why masters can't think.

(Translated from Nepali by Manu Manjil)

Sweet and Sour Dreams/ Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature


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