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The Gold Plated Bride

Trigger warning: This deals with dowry and a potentially abusive marital situation, and may be triggering for survivors.

After she had been

washed in haldi

and draped

in the red banarasi,

And the ornaments

put on one by one;

After she

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parted the beetle leaves,

exchanged the garlands,

then walked

the seven steps

around

the sacred fire;

from her father

to husband

to her ‘real home’,

a birthing,

with vermilion smeared,

they began her life,

a sharp complaint,

“How many grams?

Real or rolled?”

The dead weight of gold.

And she

a mere measurement.


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