Machan, I wish I could give you another poem but even poetry does not console enough before the loss of a dream. You were just in Sri Lanka and visited the North. Can you tell me what you found? Are people reconciled to occupation? Will independence movements start up again? I noticed the Chief Minister marking Mullivaikkal on the day and with three minutes of silence. What more, or what less, can we do, aging abroad about that dreamscape which remains part of the contiguous land now called Sri Lanka?
May 18, 2017
Image courtesy Ruki Fernando. Groundviews was sent this poem by a reader who wished to be anonymous.