Aesthetic Criteria

By Santana Kamal

PROMPT — I will not rest until ...

You can find murder ugly,

but what if it saves you?

An arc of abuse by a

precedented year -

you turn into a beautiful monster.

Crimes in your prime,

reeking of Nerium oleander,

where to take your formation

and against whom

on this chessboard?


 

Santana Kamal is a poet and an existentialist. She has authored the nationally distributed poetry chapbook titled, To Your Woes I Write (2021). Santana writes from Chattogram, Bangladesh.