Featured Writer, Poetry 2017, Amika Sethia


amika sethia

a sniff, a sip

they are taken aback by the wry bitterness of tea
a shot of almond milk spilled,
effervescences exposed.
the last departing
tips the glass;
floods the creamy liquid
bleaching her white, colorless, see-through.
birthed in a museum,
she was brought up with china and
a requisite to play fair.
menacing rhapsodies wrestle for-
who will raise her corsets and hair?
they stitched us in frills and satin, we
withstanding a glance at our fellow opponents.
only cracked glass placed
to protect little girls from themselves.
sleep in your bedded cage, young one
whilst I cast a spell of lemon and greened chilli flakes.

7 thoughts on “Featured Writer, Poetry 2017, Amika Sethia

  1. Ah! A humanised doll lamenting the control by those who created her. For the reader the shifts from ‘they’ to ‘us’ reveal complexities in human interactions and breathe as much life into poet’s expressions as it betrays metaphorical protest against social constraints!
    An engaging effort! 👍

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