Why am I hated by Hindu high caste?

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Why am I hated by Hindu high caste?

Why throat choked, sharp blade-slashed?

Why my skull summarily smashed?


Why the invective, why the insult?

Sectarian sentences from Vedic cult:

sadistic smirks, tragic end result…


Lynchings, rapes, and acid attacks,

hear hyena howl, murderous pack –

bullied untouchables daren’t fight back.


I’m Brahma-damned Dalit,

my sandals sink in putrid pits,

I  purify streets of “high status” shit.


Garland Modi with fragrant flowers,

encourage Aryan political powers,

hunt low caste – then cleanse in showers…


Many Dalit deaths: justice long-denied,

Jesus also despised, flayed, crucified;

but on white horses the righteous will ride.



I’m not saying bikes are better


Let’s swap our seated places,

quit honking horns and pulling faces,

let’s all extend some kinder graces.


Lets both not break red stop lights,

let’s not trump wrongs against rights,

let’s pray none have to say last rites.


Let’s both apply our brakes and gears,

let all admit their faults and fears,

let’s show appreciation: say “cheers”.


Four wheels good but two wheels best

your left hand turns make me stressed:

cycling should be required for test.


We cyclists have no windows, nor roof,

ride tall in saddle but not aloof:

cyclists skulls aren’t shatterproof.


I’m not saying bikes are better,

I’m not condemning the carburettor –

we’re neither road royalty, nor beggar!

Lawrence Coster: The Apostle of Printing (c. 1420)

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With willow wood you wooed your beau,

setting her heart and mind aglow:

solitary-seated by canals you etched,

then slowly the sharp blade sketched

lovers initials intertwined, sharp incisions

on branch birthed blessings: Eden’s vision.


This lover’s present then parchment-wrapped,

carved cyphers secretly sang, summoned sap:

overnight it oozed from peeled willow wood,

catechist-craftsman created an imprint good;

then came Gutenberg-bible, God’s story told,

later breaking papal spiritual stranglehold….


Laurens Janszoon Coster (c. 1370, Haarlem, the Netherlands – c. 1440), or Laurens Jansz Koster, is the name of a purported inventor of a printing press from Haarlem. He allegedly invented printing simultaneously with Johannes Gutenberg and is regarded by some in the Netherlands as having invented printing first. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurens_Janszoon_Coster