Poetry

POETRY

Poetry

Agha Shahid Ali, Nilima Sheikh, Izhar Patkin, Carol Ann Duffy, Forough Farokhzad, Shiva Sanjari, Imtiaz Dharker, M Ayodele Heath, MAureen Aslop, Scott Kahn, Ryusui, Utagawz Kuniyoshi, Sudeep Sen, Janet Pierce, Usha Akella, Farhad Hussain

Yes, actually this is
another poem about race. (Maybe they all
are. (This time, the arrival ritual
is metaphor; next time, a primate; then, a grass
hut. Anything to show how natural
I am. (But hasn’t my nature
always been the problem? (Am I being
too prosaic? (Is my directness
unsettling?))))) Try unsettling
America. Humor me. Start with Hawaii