Rajee Seth, Just You Watch Out, Translated from the Hindi by Aruna Sitesh and Arlene Zide with the consultation of the Poet

Just you watch out
some day you’ll wake up and find
when you’re departing
except for the tree caressing you
nobody else said a thing

Everyone stood around
up against the whitewashed walls
No one moved
No one wailed
How come everyone took it in stride

except the tree planted by you.

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