Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021
One day, on a day after tomorrow,
I too will return to my land
with mine and my own, and all around me,
to give life to a lovely spreading tree, 
touching the skies, 
growing from the root, still breathing. 
On that day, your
brothers, and sisters, little then,
now grown, will have made
a new place in a new time.
Will they embrace us in a warm welcome
or turn away? Or, will they merely turn around, 
without welcome, without word.
- Mullai Mustheefa in Iruthalin Azhaippu -

Translated from Tamil to English by Sivamohan Sumathy

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