Her Face and His Fist

Soak in a pint of watergill of white rice. Hour after, sift the frothand set aside. Into a clay pot, measure anotherthen pestle into powder.  With the rice froth,her long-chinned face she washedfrom the tears she bathed in last night.Then

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Copper

Copper is the colour of her skin. is the arrow her father loosesto keep his kin. is her mother’s handkissing a hollowed out tree trunk -rounded, smoothed, and coveredwith deer skin -a tribal drum. is her village’s folkloretold in every

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I was awarded!

I am very new to blogging and shared only four poems so far, but I never thought that these would earn me nominations from Zuri, KC, and Laura for the Versatile Bloggers Award! It feels like I was awarded thrice!

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Footbridge

I already lose count.I fell asleep, quite deep – An hour or two. I’m not sure. Buttick-tock – Never in a second of a clock Has passed no one. I see them all From my usual spot – Khaki double-breasted

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She doesn’t read.

Once there was a girl who tried to write the Scarlet Letter on the left side of her vest. Two years after, she wept. Broken and broke at the same time, she stripped the A down, put on a hood, and

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Crooked Street

I know of a King and Queenwho wear no crowns;and in between hallsof stone wallsthey did not meetbut in a crooked street.I remember a Princesswho is not in a ball gownbut a ragged dress.Still,she met her princeand been happy ever

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The Steel Bench

I curled my body trying to fitin an arm-stretch blanket already full of holes.My knees are almost kissing my cheeks.I tucked my arms inside the C.The skin on my knees is scrapedfrom the inside by my own bones.It’s another night

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