By Sarah Kaut-Nasengom
An entry in the Abt Associates Award for Women’s Literature
This piece is more like a short reflection or a quick glance at the physical and emotional hurt a woman in Papua New Guinea puts up with as a victim of domestic violence. A woman who is a victim of violence sometimes sees the world in black and white where there is hurt in her world yet she hopes for a better and peaceful future.
In a world of fists,
She stumbles with bloody wrists,
Blame is a nonstop game,
Name calling is a shame,
She cannot hide,
Fate chose her side,
Brokenness a constant companion,
Black and white in perfect union.