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  You could have a big dipper   

Fresh Air by Shiksha Dheda

Your hefty hair

-a burden to convention.

Your baggy indigo jeans

sink below the standards of good looks..

Your unaware disposition, misplaced

speech make you appear

anachronous, but to me

-to me, you appear

as simply as the first spring does

-to revive the wilting yellow

flowers of winter


Shiksha Dheda is a South African of Indian descent. She writes in the hopes that someday, someone will see her as she is; an incomplete poem. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. . Twitter: @ShikshaWrites

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