Rats in the Farm

Ashey | ယခုဆောင်းပါးကို မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရှုရန် ဤနေရာတွင် နှိပ်ပါ

Cite as: 
Ashey. (2023). Rats in the Farm. Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship, 4(1). https://ijbs.online/?page_id=4629


A woman disrobes
She possesses no body, no ears
No arms, no legs
No hair, and no stomach.

On her body lies farms
Farms that can no longer be cultivated
Birds
Birds that bear no feathers for flight
Sea crabs
Sea crabs with no water to swim in
Cattle
Cattle that lost the power to plough
New babies
Babies that cannot find their mothers’ breasts to feed.

The river is murky
We, who are watching that woman
Are swimming and relaxing.