Two poems published by Cafe Dissensus

When they ask, are your parents together?

​D​on’t say​​​​ 40 years. They won’t believe you​.​

Hollywood’s taught them otherwise.


When they ask, any animal you don’t eat?

​Don’t ​​say ​chicken​ only​. ​It won’t matter.

​They’ll ask- Chicken or Dragon? What difference?


When they ask, you know any Konkani films?

​S​ay you’ve ​no clue. They’ll believe you​.​

Minorities have no music or cinema.


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Michelle D’costa is a Mangalorean who currently lives in Mumbai and works for the literary company, Bound. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her prose and poetry has appeared in various journals like Out Of Print, Litro, Eclectica and more.

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