The girl says hungry is enough word to describe childhood. The man at the camp stared at the shape of her chest. The curves refused to stay shy even in the black of the burqa. That night at Cox Bazar he ate them, devouring mouthfuls. His hunger wouldn’t end. He would carry it on his lips to the mouths of other men berries pacifiers for howling adults raisins grapes from the gardens of Eden.
Sara Sethia is a poet. Trained as an economist from the London School of Economics, she currently works at the Ashoka Centre for Economic Policy in India. You can connect with her on Instagram at @sethiasara.