Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Room of My Own: Women of Many Faces

her bruised face...
an origami swan

trace of blood
the woman
breaks into syllables

Nirbhaya's ashes
scattered in the Ganges River
the scent of sunrise
(Note: The gang rape victim in India was identified only by the Hindi word for fearless, 'Nirbhaya')

the jiggle of her right breast...
Pink Parade

Wailing Wall at twilight
black-hatted men face to face
with young women

the women shouting
no uterus no opinion!
hazy half moon

girly chatter…
thorns on the stalk
of a budding rose

1 comment:

  1. "Nirbhaya's ashes" and "Wailing Wall at twilight" were inspired by the sociopolitical events that were reported in a New York Times piece, titled Standoff at Western Wall Over Praying by Women, and a DemocracyNow! episode, titled Indian Gang-Rape Victim’s Attackers Charged with Murder, Protesters Push for Broader Women’s Rights