Family History

Family History

Born 1931 Here, by afternoon the sun slants down like candelabra; heart of mangoes shimmied fairy dust on her back. My grandmother picks the thumba…

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At the Bar

At the Bar

I sat at the bar between two men ones ear had recently been cut off he still wore the bandages and the other had one…

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Near Metro Station

Near Metro Station

A water tank for Allauddin Khilji now stinks of affluence- melts old in new. Memory snakes in through these yellow tunnels like a ghost in…

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The Rights of the Dying

The Rights of the Dying

I see that everything you’ve done is gentle. Let me die gently. Let me breathe a long cotton breath and be done with it. Don’t…

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Lou Reed

The Night Lou Reed Died

Dreams to live to die by
sometimes shuddering our way home
whilst we tried to recall our listless motivations

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