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The Earth Woman

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

I am
the earth woman.
look deep
into my eyes...
much have l
seen, endured
molestations,
greedy hands
gnawing me out,
breaking, crushing
polluting...

look at my
shaven head
my green
wiped out...
they lend me
the pallor of
a widow
in grief...

I stand
shunning
my stunning
beauty..

the flow of
my bounty
has dried up...

the glow of
my skin
is  fading fast
stress ridden....

crevices they
have formed
on my body
deforming
my shape

they only weep
my flock of birds...

my cattle
smelling me
deep, turn away
in grief.
for they have
injected,
killing, smelling
toxins
inside me.

they fill up
my bowels,
with plastic
that lie
encrusted
within my deeps
in soil, and
life giving
water...

they only cry
suffocated
my submarine
folk
my seeds
shuttered...

No, I will
resurrect
shaking off
my yoke,
me the creative
principle
of life...

breaking up
my metallic
chains,
I emerge,
the torrent
irresistible,
inundating
their paltry
castles
built on
shaking shores.

I emerge
like thunder
splitting
horizons...
I emerge...
I emerge...

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph had her specialization in Post War American Poetry (that of William Carlos Williams). She retired as HOD, Dept. of English, St.Xavier's College, Aluva, Kerala and now works as Professor Communicative English FISAT, Kerala. She has published four Books of Poems:
Aching Melodies, Patridge Publications (2013),
Autumn Leaves, Authors Press (2015),
December Dews, Authors Press (2017),
Myna's Musings, Authors Press (2017).
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