Stargazing at Marina Beach

The crowds disperse.The sea roars,twilight fades,the boats on the horizon impersonate stars.One of them wears a shade too red and blinks too fastas if it wants to be Sirius.More constellations shine behind you,little bulbs of white lightgleaming from carts selling corn and fried fish and tea and sandwichesand behind them rests another galaxyof equidistant lightshemming … Continue reading Stargazing at Marina Beach

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Gratitude

You reach outand check into see if a friend’s doing good,and the conversation branches outinto the comfort food you miss,the idli you last had five months agoat the placethat was right behind your home,still is,but now seems like a universe away. And then, the next day,out of nowhere,she sends in a box of,yes idli. The … Continue reading Gratitude

Hurried

You answer the phone,thousands of kilometers shrink into seconds,oceans collapse under telecom networks,and you thank technologyfor making this connection.The conversation turns into an interview,you respond to questions,and slip in yourswhen there’s space for one.As the minutes move past you,the questions fly by thicker,and there’s no breathing spacebetween the last answerand the next question. You slow … Continue reading Hurried