His Name was Wind – A 20 Year Old Trapped in India
His name was wind.
He stood by the lake in the dark, regretting everything.
He is 20. He has been married for 3 years, and his father is ill.
Wind is becoming an old man
at 20 years old
He talks of no freedom.
He says I am especially lucky
Being a woman born outside of caste
Whole castes of women are forbidden to have cell phones.
College girls are not allowed to take selfies on campus
If he leaves, his family will bear shame.
If he stays, he is trapped.
What to do?
-Written in Pushkar in February 2017