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Short Takes...A Poem for Jyoti Singh Pandey

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"When I'm on a crowded bus and someone says something bad to me, in my heart I want to give him a tight slap, but I've learned to ignore it," says Gogia, the New Delhi receptionist. "What's the use? All the blame always comes back to the woman.”

-MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press, NEW DELHI, January 7, 2013


INDIA BLOSSOM (A Poem for Jyoti Singh Pandey)

Wither spreads upon flora petals
sin
slits and plucks.
Its
venom darkens
waves
twigs stretch to drink.

Lotus
is life correlation
men
cannot emulate
yet
some willfully berate
bloom
of its epic stems.


Amid this hell
lotus
struggles as a woman.
Wilted,
torn like a ragged root
slumped
in a fist above soil,

motionless
in Satan’s death
breeze
before dawn.
Light
emerges— life is born.
Lotus
flower is a timeless creation.


© 2013 by Cyd Charisse Fulton

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