Nirbhay unanswered


Part 2 – now

Nirbhaya now present in an unending sky

making space for your vast sadness

you nirbhay again,

cutting through the clutter

launch yourself into the pining moon

unflinching, you become the scar on her face

homesick you, malaise inhabits vastness

you nirbhay again,

walk your stength across starscapes

seeping your surety into black holes

and serve aphrodisiac to the sun’s courtyard

broken you, watch the morning colors

seep into your wounds

you nirbhay again,

are now there, where infinity begins

Part 1 – then

Never did my dreams shrink into a cocoon, nightmares don’t sit only in dark alleys

I overheard him belching again, echoing the devil from

Realms of shattered bodies and fractured souls

Beautiful physique, he declared today

Holding my breath, sick to my stomach

Afraid, it is happening again, violent penetrating words

Yearning ache, choked in crackling laughter

A defiant womb, I give back to you


Being Nirbhaya, I dare you ma

to unfurl your tandav

into his breastbone

Do not bring me your

crippling compassion

Nirbhaya, I hold my head high


Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

One thought on “Nirbhay unanswered

  1. The poet has invoked the Goddess
    to unfull Tandav ( a dance of destruction)to destroy the devils- the beasts who brutally violated Nirbhay and are continuning to do so.
    She does not want compassion and sympathy for all such victims.
    An extremely angry response from a sensitive woman poet.
    A Voice of woman of the world


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