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achatterjee

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achatterjee (Singapore) published:

lovely

PROMPT: On Courage

please call me lovely
mama said if they call me lovely my
wrists will grow to fit the bangles Aita left me.
the gold turn turned to rust from the tears
of an armor that was never going to fit in my hands

please call me lovely
my estranged grandmother says that is the 
the only thing that will save me from the discovery
of the damaged dilapidated deranged part of my heart
that developed as my parent's drastic marriage...

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achatterjee (Singapore) published:

blasphemies

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Mama’s blasphemous heart feels every heartbreak three times as strongly.
one for each of her tragedies.

i.
never say I love you unless they love you more
just in case they wrangle your heart. just in case they bruise it.
my grandmother has always been red-blue colorblind in the way
she distinguishes heartbreak from love. Perhaps a century
slowly eroding at what is left of her marriage
mama cries the same kind of blood from her eyes dreading
the day...

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achatterjee (Singapore) published:

dear dichotomy,

PROMPT: Love in Words

dear dichotomy,
I do not know what it means to fall in love. My mother always told me that the bruises on my knees will prevent anybody from ever calling my eyes anything other than night. As if the way the pavements have kissed my bones has led prying eyes can see too deep into the holes in my heart. Fragility is my best friend and I hold her in whichever face I am trying to memorize.
Still, I live...

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