Shrijana Subba is a writer from Darjeeling and is currently based in Kolkata, India. She started writing poetry after falling in love with the works of Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das. Her short story, “Anathema, or I No Longer Dream,” has received an honorable mention in Wingword Story Competition.
When your mother raises her hand; earthy
brown, skin cracked open—
sun parched field—
iron hot temper
and hits you
the pain melts your
When your mother raises her hand...