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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
NaPoWriMo Day 10 (Instagram) – I Have A Master’s Degree in Fierce

NaPoWriMo Day 10 (Instagram) – I Have A Master’s Degree in Fierce

I have a master’s degree in fierce – Raja, Drag Race

This morning, I opened my bottle of eyeliner
and designed a snake bindi on my forehead,
with the fangs jutting out like dragon’s fire.
I told myself, you go, bitch.
And sang like Lana Del Ray,
Nothing scares me anymore…
Nothing even irks me anymore in this village,
except for the dripping misogyny.
Only the walls here are true companions
to women, for I have noticed their names
etched or pencilled, always claiming their
bloody territory in silence.
I wish I could teach them intolerance,
though their souls are accustomed to injustice.
Someday, I’d draw snake bindis
on their worry-lined foreheads and whisper,
Be fierce. If they hurt you, roar till they run.

©Kavya Janani. U


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You can check out my other freeverse poems here: Freeverse Poems by Kavya Janani.

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