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Snow knows our secrets

Six poems by Prerna Bakshi
Wednesday 13 May 2015

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Prerna Bakshi is a sociolinguist, research scholar and writer of Indian origin, currently based in Macao. She has previously contributed essays and articles to a variety of publications including The Hindu, CounterCurrents, Amar Ujala, Desh Bandhu and The Huffington Post to name a few. Her poetry has previously been published, or is forthcoming, in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Red Fez, Muse India, Postcolonial Text, Theory in Action,Hysteria, Misfit magazine, The Grey Sparrow Journal, Your One Phone Call: Poetry with a knife edge!, Asahi Shimbun (Japanese Daily newspaper), Bottle rockets and elsewhere.


Spring is here again
a wild flower blossoms
near the graveside


Snow knows our secrets
it hides them
flake by flake


Sometimes a page left blank
is all that it takes
to tell the whole story


I’d ask you to send me a postcard
but I don’t want
blood on my hands


Bombs exploding
like firecrackers
a war-torn child convinces himself


Ants have called a meeting
on how to perform proper burial rites
for a child
buried alive
into the ground}}

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