Latha was found next to a railway track
Trunk butchered by a deep gash
And the disfigured face in a pool of gushed blood
And the carcass rotting ever so slow
Making little boys and girls cry

And a mile down the road
The shadow of a Kovil dedicated to Lord Ganesh – The god of obstacles
Falls near the railroad, seemingly obstacle-proofing
Long-journeys made on iron monsters

And Latha appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror
Among a throng of news-worthy elephants
And she remained the only obstacle
For millions of indifferent consciences