Wonder Womaniya I was once a worker bee A cog, a hack Days into nights, no sunset track Work ruled a unidimensional life But now one "has it all” What it means is do it all Hold a job, a jamboree, a babe A garden rake. All at once, and hold it well Like my mother could And then there's me, the ne'er-do-well So I can make art. Or a book, Or cook A day at a time. No can do it all As the song goes, it ain't me babe Superwoman is elsewhere Hey, a raft of them! I admire them But Wonder Woman I'm not No kryptonite in my make up Some kaajal is all I need
Lina Krishnan’s poems, non fiction prose, abstract art and photographs have featured in literary journals, arts magazines and in nine anthologies of poetry.