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).

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