No One Knows


No One Knows



A Shoe, 

it's all that was left behind

Its wearer lost, dead

no one knows

he may have survived

or lost a parent

or a sibling, an aunt

no one knows

was he on the bridge,

or caught in the stampede 

made it back home

no one knows

he will become a number in files

negligence, corruption, declared an accident

is there hope for justice  

no one knows

those responsible, close to the ruler, will walk away

for accountability is for the weak

will we learn

no one knows

Siddharth Sehgal


Siddharth Sehgal is a writer, poet, and Editor in Chief of Indian Periodical. His work frequently appears in Ariel Chart.

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