In memory of the 2000 men women and children killed in the state led genocide of Gujarat in 2002, and the 200,000 who lost their homes and dignity
Run Amina Run
The dead are never at rest, especially at night
Sometimes, I hear him moving upstairs
bolting doors, moving furniture
against the doors to make a barricade
I cannot sleep
Other days there is a heavy silence
Orange silence with only a crackling sound
and an acrid smell
Suddenly he cries out aloud
Run Amina Run!
I tell him that the crowds have gone
I no longer hurt
and he is dead
but he keeps screaming
They are coming !
Run Amina Run !
Ashok Gupta, October 2007, Vadodara Gujarat