Fasting and Feasting

The torso lay
severed, disconnected, discarded;
an umbilical cord
after the act of birthing.

Vacant eyes, mirroring
suspended terror, a hagiography
commemorating the feast
of flies.

* * * * *

Sanchari Sur is a Bengali Canadian who was born in Calcutta, India. Her photography, poetry and short fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Map Literary, Barely South Review,Red River Review, Black Fox Literary Review, Urban Shots – Crossroads (India: Grey Oak/Westland, 2012) and elsewhere. Her short story, “Those Sri Lankan Boys,” was selected to be a part of Diaspora Dialogues Youth Mentoring Program in Toronto this year. You can find her at Her contributions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be seen here.

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