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Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You

Meena Kandasamy, India

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. And will say the evidence is that there was some problematic book in your house.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. And your friends will see, on TV, the media calling you terrorist because the police do.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. They’ll scare all lawyers. The one who takes up your case will be arrested next week.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. Your friends will find you active on Facebook a day later. Police logged in as you.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. Your friends will find that it’ll take 4 days to find 1000 people to sign a petition.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. Your little child will learn what UAPA stands for. Your friends will learn of Sec. 13.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. You’ll be a “leftist” to people. You will be ultra-left for the leftists. No one will speak.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. The day after that, you will be considered a “terrorist” for life.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. The police will prepare a list of names. Anyone who’d protest will be named.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. You’ll be warned. You’ll be a warning to everyone putting their hand into the corporate web.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. Your home will be searched tonight. You will be taken for questioning now. Stop speaking.

Tomorrow someone will arrest you. The court, in a rare gesture, will give you the benefit of bail. The police will rearrest you in another case.

Tomorrow someone will arrest your children. You will be underground. Some measures are essential to keep a democracy alive.

Long Live Silence.

Revolting Poetry (Robert Ford)

Revolting Poetry (Robert Ford)

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