milky way

kite flying
the city migrates
to its rooftops


the squish of jamun
under my feet
purple noon


Diwali cleaning -
that itch to clear the cobwebs
on the moon

(Diwali cleaning is a big event in Gujarati households. The ladies of the house start the process soon after Navratri gets over. One by one, cupboards and attics/lofts in each room are emptied, clothes & beddings are sunned and aired, vessels are washed and dried, and put then back in place)