This poem is taken from Stand 238, 21(2) June - August 2023.

Rizwan Akhtar Dutch East India Company
Floris Jan Bovelander first Dutch name I came across
in the summer of 1990 on the hockey field in Lahore
strong muscled pounding shin bones guttural sounds
but in my history class we learned about the Battle of
Colachel staged on the coast of Kerala where sea claims
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