rains paused — mumbai

Maruti Naik
Jul 21, 2023


Photo by Valentin Müller on Unsplash

the rain has paused
clouds taking a rest
the lightning too
has gone dark

the night
outside my window
is abuzz
with crickets
kicking up a storm
an odd frog
with a deep bass
joins in

mumbai has gone
all its umbrellas
have returned home
for a weekend



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