A classic case

Of the trickle

Finding a fissure

To vent

Till the colossal hit

The conscience

Of the unassuming

The impeccable

The ennobled motherhood

The staunch feminists.

.

The messy history

Of a woman

Wielding poison

In her waistband

And status

Forged

To usurp

A scathing milieu

Barely laced

Hypothetical.

.

Countless whys

Superfluous digital ink

Operating the human psyche

Possibilities creating possibilities

Newer questions

Feeble answers

Stories gone haywire

All while she sits

Concocting new rides

Into our brains

.

Celebration’s over

The local is legend

An exciting bedtime story

A palm to rest the chin

And probe

Into why she killed

Phasing out

The details

Victims

And murders.

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Nisha Arudra