ยป Poetry

When God Is a Woman

How many householders meet in

a whorehouse?

 

How many mujras dwell in a kotha?

 

How many neonates hew to a bordello?

 

Like her admirers

the god is silent.

In her sinews

hides a hint of soil

from the yard of courtesans.

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Kiriti Sengupta

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Kiriti Sengupta is an award-winning poet, translator, editor, publisher and festival planner, based at Calcutta, India.