Questions

 

A broken glass bangle
laying on the street
asks more questions than it answers

An abandoned home
situated right in the middle of the neighborhood
asks more questions than it answers

A segregated neighborhood
that eludes the naked eye
asks more questions than it answers

Broken glass bangles, abandoned homes, segregated neighborhoods,
all legacies of partition
partition – asks more questions than it answers

Prerna Bakshi

Author: Prerna Bakshi

Prerna Bakshi is a sociolinguist, research scholar, writer and translator of Indian origin, previously from Australia but currently based in Macao. Her work has previously been published in over two dozen journals and magazines, most recently in Grey Sparrow Journal, Silver Birch Press, Wilderness House Literary Review, Kabul Press, Misfit Magazine and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. Her full-length poetry collection, Burnt Rotis, With Love, is forthcoming from Les Éditions du Zaporogue. She tweets at @bprerna.

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