Eminent Domain

kaustuv ghosh
The Junction
Published in
1 min readJan 11, 2020


Acknowledgement- Photo by Kwang Mathurosemontri on Unsplash

To build futures, we shut out the light of others

Straw huts, hungry eyes give way to beds of flowers.

I remember neat rows, pretty houses, cool floors,

Trimmed hedges, traffic islands, gentle folks, open doors.

Beyond, empty fields lie in the shadow of smokestacks

Buffaloes stand in pools nearby, memories on their backs.