The Doll

Poem By Khurshid Alam

The doll imitates the forms
Of a woman
But it lacks the content—

The dark patches gone
The hirsute cleansed
The black heads removed.
Untimely blinks, sneering face
Under unkempt hair
Big laughs and irregular teeth.

Published in ken* again Fall 2009 (Vol.10, No.3) (Oct-Dec)

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