A Feminist Prelude

Deepti Sharma posted under PenMuse-49 Poetry on 2023-02-13

Her eager pride tied loosely with her stainless stride  Measured repeatedly with aged, rusted needles and pins Thick questions borne out of that chimney soot Where answers are hanging from the flimsy clouds on the clothesline Threadbare hopes fueling the shades of fushia When the grey sky's unsewing the despairing hemline  Meanwhile the burnt-out edges of that impatient yester-night May have cowered into the fledgelings of the Stardust tonight And the morning newspaper may also sing the old story of some caged imageries Yet a hummingbird will flap her wings somewhere on the horizon And even though in December she may run into a room smelling of molds Yet certain of the promises of spring that preludes the streets with marigold  And she will reclaim the muddy cohort of that ancient woman Weathering witnessing, yet pursuing the redemption of that infantile dream.   Penmancy gets a small share of every purchase you make through these links, and every little helps us continue bringing you the reads you love!