Payal & Anu


I gently undid the stapler Tore open the plain plastic cover Held her in my tiny little hands She was little Payal I quickly managed a glimpse sideways Sister tore open her gift Anu came into her hands Two dolls that looked just the same But for the blue frock of Payal And the pink…

Dear Brother-in-law


In the darkness of the night In front of the idols of  God She whispered into my ears For mom was asleep That You were coming into the family That was the 10th of Jan 2001 presumably I went back to sleep Cursing how much I hate this silly newcomer 3 years flew like a facade And you…