Kavita Jindal writes fiction and poetry. She also writes reviews, essays and articles on the Arts. Her work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and newspapers including The Independent, The South China Morning Post, Dimsum, The Mechanics' Institute Review, Cha, In Our Own Words, Asia Literary Review and Not A Muse. Her poetry collection, Raincheck Renewed, was published to critical acclaim in 2004. Kavita was born in India and has lived in both Hong Kong and England for several years. Her work is inspired by her observations of different cultures, landscapes and people.
At the end, you wonder how
you bombed a truckload of civilians,
just following orders. At the end, you declare
if you had your time as a genius again
you would not have invented the atomic bomb. At the end, you ask
why your life is easily snuffed out
while the world watches on TV. At the end, you say
how is it politicians
don’t step on to battlefields? Who decides at the end
who is honourable and who is not?
Those who make weapons sell to all sides.
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