Sunday 18 November 2018


Dear capitalism,
I am a woman
And for quite some time now
You’ve been trying to convince me
That you’re on my side.
You say you respect me
Because you believe in me:
No, not so much in my ability
But in my capacity,
My “purchasing capacity”
To buy your products
Without having to depend on men.
Then you go ahead and tell me
How those products
Would make me a more lucrative product
For those men.
Who writes your copy?

First published in Ethos Literary Journal, November 2018.


Jheelam said...

Hits the nail on the head. Lovely poem.

ankita said...

Thank you, Jheelam!

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