milky way

sudden storm …
a child cradles
bruised mangoes

fungus on seeds …
the wind sweeps
across fallow fields

sharad purnima -
my pet overturns a bowl
of rice pudding

hanging mangoes …
a child’s eyes taste
the sweetness

sinking sun
behind the amaltas …
she lights an oil lamp

a coucal
scoops out the papaya …
our guest is god

bursting cotton pods …
she can’t wait
to tell her story

fallen frangipani …
the child marks
a zigzag path