by Shyam Rimal

Humans would remain busy
and hunger shall die.
So would the thirst in the new millennium.
What would they eat then?
ever increasing pile of internet information
or musty pages of moth-eaten
books?
War hungry generations
where would they have time to raise
paddy fields,
engaged as they would remain
to invent drugs to kill the very appetite.
Hunger shall die fighting empty stomached.
And human beings—
what for would they survive in the
new millennium?

(trans.Yuyutsu Rd Sharma)