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Poem - "Autobiographia" by Sascha A. Akhtar

Sascha A. Akhtar

an account of traumatic time spent in an archaic Catholic boarding school

Murree, blind
knife watch
drop dormitory brief
curtains awake

black, mary flat
black mary shuffle
feast board fancy
anne video gables

green pajamas, pajamas one
thousand steps chilblain
accuse foxy me also roxy
boxy,moxy, loxy

weevils, rice.


sister, habit
goa from blood
suck girls we
devil michael

kills, red now
cubicle cubicle
jug wash stand
counterpane fold

one hundred years
for spirits ghungru
bathroom late alone
hear voice

ghungru, who is
pray curly clean
hair not puritan
exit character

building, plasticheart



bang, blackboard
mathematics hair
pins hide man
dress under

home, economics
win star win hepatitis
C home go lover
leave clutch kiss

hallway, secret

school boarding
orphan history soldiers
convent british



Mercedes, name
letter nun read
private my bitch

bitch, holy

fun, make personal
frog eyes my
mercedes trill
cut girls little

girls, fun

with irish wrinkle
puss alive me dug

head, grave.

Zarafshan, girl golden
family old twinkle
pants suck wrinkle
face puss eye

blue, gossip
p’s q’s watch
side my thorn

years threefromeleven
age, russiangirlchild
four. tiny
brutal Berchmans
heart chew

not, Zarafshan.

From the collection #LoveLikeBlood, pub. Knives Forks and Spoons Press


Copyright © Sascha A. Akhtar, 2020.

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