Woman off Colour
The (in)visibilised is politicised


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Woman

By S.N.

most certainly your body
is for us to mark our territory
and to conduct our wars

and it is nation that marks your back
like a map
roads twisting down the bones
and in your womb
waits the government
wishing to decide
on its fate
the sterilizations
the control of decisions
the abuse of space
prison shackles in labor
and secret bruising.

body always public
for the slashing of face when it is uncovered
and kicking of belly when it is covered
the not getting the job
the getting kicked out of school
the threat of violence daily
covered or uncovered
it is the same here
this body.





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