Sexism Doesn’t Exist/Unburying/”That’s so like a girl!” – by PRERNA BAKSHI

Sexism doesn’t exist

(Originally published in The Harpoon Review)


 

Next time someone says

sexism doesn’t exist,


 

ask them to pay close attention to

their inner voice when


 

a woman pilot onboard

makes this announcement:


 

“This is your Captain speaking.”


 

Unburying

 

Unburying those long-held secrets

one shovel at a time

she breathes life into them again


 

“That’s so like a girl!”

(First published in Anti-serious)


 

That I ended up hitting him

so hard

when throwing the ball back,


      I was concerned

        if he was alright.

***

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Prerna Bakshi is a sociolinguist, writer and interpreter of Indian origin, presently based in Macao. She is a Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her work has been published widely, most recently in Red Wedge Magazine, Off the Coast, Sick Lit Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Peril magazine: Asian-Australian Arts & Culture and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, as well as  anthologized in several collections. Her full-length poetry collection, Burnt Rotis, With Love, which was recently long-listed for the Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in the UK, is available to order here. Find out more about her athttps://about.me/prernabakshi84

*Photo courtesy of Brian Michael Barbeito*

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