Eyes Never Lie by Prerna Bakshi

That’s what they say
But we know better
Not all eyes fall for this
‘Never lying’ honesty trope
Some have mastered
The art of deception
Some just crave for that
Good ol’ attention
Some do it out of survival
Some–As an act of transgression
These eyes are shamed
For they push boundaries
Lie
Cheat
They deceive
Pull out tricks
Break rules
Defeat
Teach
They revolutionize–
Some of us proudly reclaim the tag:
The woman with those evil eyes.

Prerna Bakshi is a sociolinguist, research scholar and writer of Indian origin, currently based in Macao. Her poetry has been published, or is forthcoming, in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Red Fez, Muse India, Postcolonial Text, Theory in Action, Hysteria, Misfit magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, Asahi Shimbun and elsewhere. She could be found on Twitter: @bprerna

Prerna Bakshi is a sociolinguist, research scholar and writer of Indian origin, currently based in Macao. Her poetry has been published, or is forthcoming, in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Red Fez, Muse India, Postcolonial Text, Theory in Action, Hysteria, Misfit magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, Asahi Shimbun and elsewhere. She could be found on Twitter: @bprerna

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