by Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
I tread on a thin line
Like Adam’s choice
Passion and purity,
Gratification and deprival
And you like Eve’s
Ruminates on the desperate need:
Of sabotaging your chastity
And becoming a traitor
Of your virginity
We both are biologically conditioned
And tread on a thin line
Our actions predetermined and destined
To be one and we are lost each other
Is this the only way
To find oneself?
Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is an assistant professor of linguistics in the School of Languages and Literature at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India. His research interests include language documentation, writing descriptive grammars, and the preservation of rare and endangered languages in South Asia. He has contributed articles to many English journals.
His most recent books are A Grammar of Hadoti (Lincom Europa Academic Publications, 2012) and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi (Lincom Europa Academic Publications, 2013), and A Grammar of Dogri is forthcoming.
As a poet, he has published around fifty poems in different anthologies worldwide. Until recently, his poem “Mother” has included as a prologue to Motherhood and War: International
Perspectives (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.