160 Million

160 Million
Frogs in boiling pot
Bees without beehive
Bugs to be crushed

160 Million
Pool of blood on the street
Collapsed buildings
Ash blows in the air like confetti

160 Million
Answers to the melody of Azaan
Dances in the red and white carnival
Wears Bashonti flowers
Smokes in folkfests
Recites Rudro in Lit fests

160 Million
 Knows the landscape burns a little more everyday
Reads about growing GDP
Celebrates births and mourns in bereavement

160 Million
Juxtaposes happiness with the happiness index
Like the red and green on the flag

Day 23

Photo Credit: Wikimedia commons, by Abdul Momin

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