The ones inside
Have done what they will
Have spoken their minds:
Incarceration is their reward.

I am outside, but
I don’t do what I must
Fearing the consequences
I don’t speak as I should
Afraid of hostility.
Of late
I even hesitate to think
As I used to.

Umar Khalid, I envy you
Your freedom.

Sunder and Sonati have been living and growing a forest on a small piece of land in Thekambattu in rural Tamil Nadu for the last 20 years. You can read their blogs here and here

The featured image is an illustration by Pariplab Chakraborty. To view more such illustrations, click here.