ARM IN ARM

“Your full force was raised against me”
­­–Banira Giri

 Against this brute force
the woman cries out
The silent

stand in judgment
Their duly appointed representatives
(who just passed by)

hold her down
A hundred faceless men
narrow the circle

Arm in arm,
they sideways sway
It’s just a dance

a punishment,
a jest: We’ll have our way!
No need to pay

Against this
each woman alone
cries out

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