"The Expectant Mother" by Kiriti Sengupta

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The Expectant Mother

She lies supine.
Close to her chest, she holds
a greased mango leaf,
blazed to kohl. Her eyes
whist like a whisper.

She stretches her hands
to douse the sky
with blood and water.

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Kiriti Sengupta

Kiriti Sengupta is an award-winning poet, translator, editor, and publisher, based in Calcutta, India. More at: www.kiritisengupta.com

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