BANNER

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019
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Aparna Pathak
Gurugram, Haryana, India


Anthophobia

I don't like roses. I feel my fingers may get dirty with the touch and I may fall ill by its allergic fragrance. I tell friends not to send me bouquets on my birthday. I no longer buy garlands for the idols in the temples. The red bright colour of the flower reminds me of blood.

death anniversary . . .
the girl who fought
hard in the bushes

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