Shaping My Identity
In midst of dichotomies,
I treasure my identity.
Amidst all obstacles,
I work towards shaping my identity.
My identity is my authority
And I am shaping it for me.
Yes, I am selfish
Yes, I am in my world.
I owe my life the dignity:
Dignity of a woman, my identity as a human.
Dictions and predictions,
Are shaped by my intensity.
I will work towards building my identity.
My identity is my authority.
Desires & Emotions
Desires oozed from within
when he touched my soul with his hands.
Love emerged from wounded sacrifices
which we made to be with each other.
I could feel his flesh, lusting for love
I melted like a candle in his arms.
We met after a long time,
ours a long distance relationship
began which, with instant friendship.
Our desires melted when we kissed
it was pleasurable to close our eyes
and feel the adrenaline rushing through our bodies.
We cuddled each other,
even though nights were weary.
Anupreeta Chatterjee is a feminist poet from Korba, Chhattisgarh, India. She has pursued her post graduation in Gender studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, India. Her poems have appeared in Ink Drift, Quillopia and elsewhere. Her poems appeared recently in an Anthology “From Spring to Autumn” by Turquoise Publication.