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Constructing Pillars

Unbiased academic                                                                  Pillars


Stand rock hard and

Straight-shoot to the sky.                                                         Pillars


My teacher tells me all study

Is academic, we leave no one out.                                            Pillars

We walk hand in hand. We queue

From tall to short and other arrangements

Of categorisation.


On the day they spill juice on me – it is

All a part of the learning process, you see.


Strike a balance

a balance                                                                                  Pillars

b a l a n c e


Erasing me with hot erasers – would you leave

Remnants on the sick student’s desk? I see

a trail of f(r)iction, a blazing trail of

Unbiased history under the scrapings of

Correction tape.                                                                       Pillars





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Article written by:

Bhavyakirti Singh is an undergraduate at National Law University, Jodhpur. Her work has appeared in local dailies and journals such as ActiveMuse and The Bombay Review's student section. She has participated as a young writer in festivals such as the CLS Literati and Valley of Words. She also has a forthcoming poetry anthology. You can find some of her work here: https://bhavyakirti.medium.com/