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Bullet Proof
By Reena Prasad
The gun is gone but the smoke reaffirms

This was a salute

This is the way they honor us at our best

With their best

"Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die"

I did not choose to lie here

This corpse with a hole in its forehead

-proof of their growing impotence,

Call it Kalburgi, Dhabolkar, Pansare,

or Gauri, Gorakhpur, Rohingya, Rohith

Whatever you name your shame, I disown it

Take it

Take all the body sieves you fashion

The four bullet holes

Examine their mettle, the free space in them

Compare them with your ink-less metal penises

ejaculating lifeless bullets as you guard your cattle sheds

The cow now has her tail permanently in the air

You put your mouths where you could have planted a tree

I just took a bullet for the remaining bits of humanity

The baton passes on

We will take it forward from here

(Reena Prasad is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). )

—(Counter Currents)

News Updated at : Saturday, September 9, 2017
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