Somewhere in Visakhapatnam

Barefoot children stop and stare
Gazes arrested
By the banganapalli trunk
Whose fruit sways gently
In a summer wind
And brown eyes
Calculate trajectory
Of perfectly thrown stone
Placed just so
To summon sweet delight
Fleshy and fulfilling
To Epicurean urges
Of Dalit and Brahmin
Just the same.

Mukund Gnanadesikan

Mukund Gnanadesikan is a poet and novelist currently based in Napa, CA. A 1992 graduate of Princeton University, his poems have been featured or are upcoming in Sheets:For Men Only, Adelaide Literary Journal , The Ibis Head Review, Tuck Magazine, Junto Magazine, Streetlight Press and The Cape Rock.