An Order to Obey

a poem by Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

He is a research scholar.
He has to work.
His boss wants so.

He is obedient.
He works amidst crisis.
His boss wants to gain.

He attends everyday,
but the great dictator remains safe at home!

He gets infected.
His boss gets a publication.
The latter asks, ‘Haven’t you taken any precaution’?
He replies firmly, ‘I am dedicated to science, hence sufferings’.