Iftekhar Sayeed

Rookie (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

A Victim Of Democracy

Thirteen, she dreamt of love among her chores; ‎
Indifferent to politics, she had
Seen them excited on election day; ‎
It would be years before she could marry
Or vote. She had no concept of the state‎
And civilisation; then the boys came
From the ruling party and taught her all
These things in one humiliating night. ‎
Technology abetted lessons; her

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