Living Contradiction in Nepal

So when you kind of dig
The works of artists like
Frida Kahlo and Tracey Emin
And you were taught by Catherine Opie, a gay artist (although that sounds kind of wrong) who etched with a sharp object onto her bare skin her idea of a perfect family and documented it for anyone to see
And you live in a country
Where beauty queens -pouts, cleavage, and all -are idealized
And a young virgin is worshiped as “a living goddess”. the Kumari she is called
Gays are hated with a strong homophobic passion, gay supporters are bashed for hanging out with those who are openly gay, tolerated only as jokes, or swept under the carpet (one among the many things we never speak about)
Yes, there will be sparks, and material.
I should have known.
I should have known.


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