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PoetryWhat cartographers don't show - Sneha Subramanian Kanta, UK

What cartographers don’t show – Sneha Subramanian Kanta, UK


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The limbs of India ache in the synecdoche
Of shadows: pulled by politicians, stretched
By generations of prisoners inside themselves.

Within the belly of a little village (nonexistent
On the map) are two clay idols of deities. they
Carve soft notes at night: I’ve heard winds

That howls out of nowhere.

These neighbors are unknown to a warrior
From the thirties. She curses the missed spot
On her forehead and aligns smeared sindoor

With the calculated parting.


  1. Absolutely stunning! Sent shivers down my spine. Articulate writing of sociopolitical climate and history.


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