Dr. Anuradha Bhattacharyya, INDIA

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She enters virtual reality –
In infinitude,
A beautiful loneliness
Welcomes you
An always imminent departure
Produces courage.
She enters virtual reality –
Lives her life inside
Of a safe environment,
Accompanied by a song.
She enters virtual reality –
Comes into contact with the things she fears;
She lives the story of living
In cyberspace;
An avatar
As it were,
A movable image
Better than ourselves.
Gods, demons, empires, and souls
Represent themselves in virtual reality,
Remaining in a controlled environment
That people design
In hope, which is the opposite of hate.

Dr. Anuradha Bhattacharyya is an Indian writer. She has been awarded the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi's Best Book Award for English Novel of the years 2016 and 2019. She is Associate Professor of English, Postgraduate Government College, Chandigarh.

Best of Women Poetry -2020 :: Setu, March 2020

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