waiting for rain

Maruti Naik
Jun 24, 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



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