by Keshab Sigdel

Twenty years ago,
in her prime,
she began her career
typing the decree of her boss.
In between
she has typed
a bulk of appointments
numbers of transfers
and, scores of promotions.
Every stroke on the type-machine,
she never realized,
was the counting of her own days.
By now
she has served enough
and today,
someone else is typing for her
a retirement letter.

March 4, 2008

Keshab Sigdel (Nepal)

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Born on 11 July 1979 in Bardiya, Nepal, Mr. Keshab Sigdel is an MA, MPhil in English literature and has also studied law. Currently, he is the assistant professor of English at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He also works as the General Secretary of the Literary Association of Nepal, an organization of University teachers, and also the Vice President of the Society of Nepali Writers in English. He also active as a human rights activist and had worked as the National Vice President of Amnesty International in Nepal. His first anthology of poems "Samaya Bighatan" (Time Under Dissolution) was published in 2007 and and his recent publication is "Six Strings" (a joint anthology of poems in English). He is also the editor of "Of Nepalese Clay", a literary magazine of the Society of Nepali Writers in English. His literary works are included in University curriculum and school level text books in Nepal. He can be reached at

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