Ananku

  Ananku Femininity that goes unaccepted remains unforgiving. Vengeance of Kamakhya in month of Ashaad – Brahmaputra devoid of ichor corroding muliebrity till it shrivels into a vestigial flicker. Decades later, when lovers celebrate your womanhood you fail to find beauty in yourself no matter how long you gaze at mirror reflecting your glistening nakedness…

Rape Poem

  Rape Poem Have you ever been raped? Have you ever dreamt of love while gouging out your eyes? Has anyone ever drooled saliva onto you, like a demonic dog? Has anyone’s large lanate limb ever poured into you? Has anyone ever said to you, Bitch, you asked for it? Have you ever been impaled…

T-Shirts I Have Known and Loved

  I’ve hung on to a lot of shirts over the years. Some are too small. Others have holes. I keep them for the memories. They remind me of how I got to be as old and fulfilled as I am today. Improvisational Comedy One of my favorites is a fitted black tee with white…

Two Poems

Shelter Shift In the kitchen, she presses the phone to her ear with one hand, wooden spoon in the other. She grills fajita meat. Her brother in prison is on that phone. Her son draws with a teal crayon, gets bored, finds me in the office, climbs four times onto my knee. Don’t know if…

May Queen

  by Lynn White   They crowned her the queen of May, the little girl. Chose her for her purity. Pure and white and smiling. Unblooded. Golden curls held by red ribbons, and entwined with flowers topped with sweet smelling may. Spring is here, you see. New shoots springing into life, so we’re ready to…

Be The Change

By Geeta Maheshwari   March 8 is not about offering discounts to women in stores and salons, cab rides and cinema halls, and so forth; all of which is mere tokenism. It’s about empowering women so that they can enjoy equal rights and opportunities as men, and can freely live their lives with a sense…

What Makes A Woman Happy?

If one were to ask a woman, what makes her really and truly happy, what do you think the reply might be? Would she say, her work or would she say her home and family? Or would it be a balance of both work and home? Well, we asked women that very question and let’s…

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The Hunters Are Coming

  The Hunters are Coming     I hate November. My stomach is in knots and I’m glancing over my shoulder – I’m irritable and worried like when the madman tags along in my dreams cackling cruelly as I fall from the tops of buildings like the rag-dolls on 911; him, on his hands and…