Pravartika Wankhede

India

17-a lot on my mind

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ENTP (turns into an unhealthy INTJ when in trauma)
Civics-in-Action Fellow 2020
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Pravartika Wankhede (India) liked Legally an 'Adult' by Ahsan Nizaam (Sri Lanka)

16 days ago

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Pravartika Wankhede (India) published:

Poetry on Poets

PROMPT: December Grab Bag

 What makes you a poet?
 Of course, not this:
    the flippant callous noise
(in your head, in your dress seams)
        raw, careless lapping streaks 
  blushing rubies painted over the colour of my skin (golden)
bull tarot reads (what do your dreams mean?) and the hiss
         through your teeth
 when I hold your wrists and
(dreaming of) a snow blood kiss
  castles in daydreams and no sweat off...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 months ago

1

Pravartika Wankhede (India) published:

When I Wintered In A Desert

PROMPT: “All Alive”

I scramble to the seat by the driver's and the other kids turn on disco lights (in the back seats of course)
my father was here once. 
now only sand and salt remain.
you didn't believe them on NatGeo but believe me you-
the sand roams amok in the wind
and the salt slips under everybody's feet and snakes in between every toe.

the desert: is a temptress, an alluring woman,
an illusion unto itself- metamorphosing every second
a liar...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 months ago

Pravartika Wankhede (India) liked 12/5 (i don't have hobbies ft. spotify wrapped) by poetri (United States)

about 2 months ago

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Pravartika Wankhede (India) published:

How To Love and Not Be Loved

FREE WRITING

My shrink quotes Parental Neglect,
I like to believe I raised myself,
The last time you killed a bit of me; don’t you touch me again
Or tell me I’m not beautiful, that I couldn’t be brave.
If I tried and failed, I won’t count on you then- So,

Dear mother,
I wish you’d loved me closer,
Held me tighter and maybe when I did good,
I wish you could-
Tell me, (please) love me and hold me:
I wish...

Seeking Peer Reviews

3 months ago

3

Pravartika Wankhede (India) published:

A Reminder to Fight

FREE WRITING

Your eyes are marble, your heart is cold,
In your veins: water, your skin is stone,
If you didn’t rejoice when she was born,
For her fluttering innocence and youth of gold.
If your soul doesn’t scream now, Sir- you are sold,
Sold forever, and theirs to own.

In agony, if you don’t turn at night,
Sceptres of her whitening corpse don’t chase you
Or hunt you down in midnight dreams,
If you don’t see her in every field,
By...

Seeking Peer Reviews

4 months ago

3

Pravartika Wankhede (India) published:

A Sin to Kill a Sparrow

FREE WRITING

(i)
a divorce
is the perfect path to freedom:
from riptides of psychopathy
from your husband and your son

it is liberation for my aunt
long-suffering and in pain
she’s carried the cross too long
complaining, tired- she wept;
cue the blood rain

(ii)
i divorce
i hold, we share in our hearts
the guilt of spectatorship of crime
it was youth that barred me
from ripping that psycho apart

it is liberating to me
to see her safe and...

Seeking Peer Reviews

4 months ago

Pravartika Wankhede (India) started following BizzleWrites (Australia)

5 months ago