Requiem for the living

I am a ripe mango ready to fall my dad says

each afternoon whenever I make it a point to visit him,

this life sullen as a cone that has had its fill

drips and we hang on with our mouthful.

Delicious is the taste of dasheri on his worn-out lips.

 

I am often taken in by the toothless smile ready to curl

as I count the Sundays we have spent together

Sundays he loves to hold a durbar with his son’s progeny

They treat his ancient visage with faint humour.

 

It runs in the family. Believe me it is his voice

Brazen and sharp, very youthful that can match his grace.

And the rest of us are put to shame.

 

(First published in December Poems 2012)

dasheri - one variety of mango.

 

Ref -Whispers In The Wind

I am a ripe mango ready to fall my dad says

each afternoon whenever I make it a point to visit him,

this life sullen as a cone that has had its fill

drips and we hang on with our mouthful.

Delicious is the taste of dasheri on his worn-out lips.

 

I am often taken in by the toothless smile ready to curl

as I count the Sundays we have spent together

Sundays he loves to hold a durbar with his son’s progeny

They treat his ancient visage with faint humour.

 

It runs in the family. Believe me it is his voice

Brazen and sharp, very youthful that can match his grace.

And the rest of us are put to shame.

 

(First published in December Poems 2012)

dasheri - one variety of mango.

 

Ref -Whispers In The Wind


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