mumbai rains

Maruti Naik
Jun 12, 2023

a sliver of a drizzle
clouds banished by
strong winds
leaves, branches dislocated
from the few trees
that remain
mixed up
with gulmohars
on the tar, cement, paver block, road
just the monsoon teasing us,
in mumbai
just it’s annual foreplay

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Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write