Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This world we live

Hawa Akhter 
Only twenty-one years old
Was blindfolded by her husband
Had her mouth taped shut
Had her fingers cut off her right hand 
By her husband 
As punishment for pursuing higher education

And Hawa will climb
Moved in with her parents 
Will write with her left hand

I can't write a poem about this
Not yet
Maybe not ever
I can only call out her name in this post

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