This poem was first published on "3 Quarks Daily". 

Our wounds are labeled forgettable, Shahid 
Our life before death is imperceptible, Shahid
Billboards proclaim, Kashmir is Paradise
God has a reason to be chimerical, Shahid
Memory threads tied to wooden roses at Khankah
Even simple prayers are incomprehensible, Shahid
At Naseem Bagh, your presence was ephemeral
Now, your absence is a spectacle, Shahid
Our laments are lost, our yearnings are empty
Grief— the source of all that is poetical, Shahid.
Fear has abandoned us; Hope has embraced us
Yours are the best words in our arsenal, Shahid
Your last illegible scrawl, an emblem of your name 
The Beloved Witness, grievable, indelible, Shahid.

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