Wednesday, April 10, 2013

THE CHUMPION OF LOST CAUSES


Previously published in Burning Word



Sharmila is so naïve
She can’t pick between prudence and courage
She flogs dead horses
She allows herself to be found traipsing through the tulips
She’s a slow unlearner
She loves her unteacher
She wants 364 unbirthdays
What she resists persists
She depotentiates herself, silly goose,
Until her soul screams,”STOP”

                                                                                    ~ Sonali
"Indian lady in red sari" watercolor © Rajdev