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  EMPTYING THE WOMB
I CAME INTO THE WORLD
HEAD-FIRST

THE HANDS THAT
CONSIGNED ME TO LIFE
HOLDING MY OUTSIZED HEAD
FOUND LITTLE,
OR NOTHING ELSE, BESIDES

WHAT WONDER THEN
THAT MY TRUNK AND OTHER APPENDAGES
GREW OUT OF THE HEAD, LATER
AND WHAT IS WRONG
THAT I WAS FONDLY
NAMED EGOCENTRIC
AND ENDEARINGLY HATED

ramesh gandhi