Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Power of Eves

Pull a scarlet shawl

around your shoulders

Know you are important

wear that cow mask

Dodge the grabbing hand

the pull on your blouse

your dupatta

your bag

Protest a curfew

police baton charge

Avoid Holi crowds

hit the men groping

your buttock

your breast

Name it sexual assault

Name male bullies

Protest putrid police

Unite as stalwart women

march together

shoulder to shoulder

© Lavinia Kumar

India’s female students say ‘to hell with it, we won’t stand for molesting and Eve-teasing’

Lavinia Kumar has a new poetry book, The Celtic Fisherman’s Wife: A Druid Life, it can be found on Amazon (US & UK).