I Wanted to Write a Dyke


wanted to write a dyke poem

in your face rhetorical

a poem unbound angry as my curves

aching as the words you never see

me throw

wanted to write a dyke poem

struttingjeans ungirdled

fists that caress like fingers

a poem as inspiring as Bonnie

as Thelma and Louise as defiant

as Lila and Urmila

as erased by your herstory as Malinche and Draupadi

wanted poems

as hungry as Kali

fertile as Yemaya

bursting with women’s sad miracles like Mary

wanted to write a dyke

Kaushalya Bannerji, March 2019

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