The farmers have joined a rally,
Crying slogans in urban lawns,
Upside down, from neem trees.

They hang in a passing breeze.
They hang like fruits and drop,
When breeze becomes a wind.

Neem flowers have just turned
This season to fruity succulence.
Like every year they are bitter.

(A farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh, hung himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) anti-land bill rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday)

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