Where do you live?
OH! Slots are not available in the lab
Your location is not on our map
But it’s urgent and my right too
You the people living on the periphery
Do not dare to ask and claim for things and rights
But it’s my right to life and access to healthcare!
Things which belong to significant, mattered lives!
MY LIFE MATTERS TOO
How dare you even think of being next to us
You will never be ‘mattered’
We make sure of that
To keep you on the margins and eventually drop off the periphery
My intellect, education, knowledge, awareness scares you?
First you called me untouchable, then illiterate, insignificant, uncivilised…..
Weren’t you scared of us then and terribly afraid today too?
Why did they refuse to come? I feel bad, that was weird, it shouldn’t be done.
Do we need your sympathy? Not anymore!
Can you feel my anger inside you?
Can you stand against my discrimination, exclusion, injustice, inequity…
... this conspiracy??????
This piece was written in rage, as testimonial to the inequities of casteism that make sure that, even in a pandemic, there is a vast majority of us who will not receive our basic human rights & dignity.