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when they call me / by a quarter / of the name i was given / by my lama,

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teach me how to be / gesar’s daughter: / fierce / warrior-like / firm in the war for truth

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mother, i have / inherited / your hands. / each wrinkle speaks

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the chang tastes just like the one / your grandma makes every winter before she leaves / for dorje-den and varanasi,

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Kaysang

grew up in Dharamshala and studied literature in Delhi. Poetry is a practice toward her desire for beauty and her aspiration to it. She hopes one day to be able to write with much more honesty. Kaysang is the cofounder of , a feminist organization working on gender justice in Tibetan and Himalayan communities in …

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