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1.
Prayer
May things stay the way they are
in the simplest place you know.
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2.
To The Welsh Critic Who Doesn'T Find Me Identifiably Indian
You believe you know me,
wide-eyed Eng Lit type
from a sun-scalded colony,
reading my Keats – or is it yours –
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3.
Home
Give me a home
that isn't mine,
where I can slip in and out of rooms
without a trace,
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4.
5:46, Andheri Local
In the women's compartment
of a Bombay local
we seek
no personal epiphanies.
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5.
Confession
It’s taken time
to realise
no one survives.
Not even the ordinary.
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6.
Another Way
To swing yourself
from moment to moment,
to weave a clause
that leaves room
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7.
Heirloom
My grandmother,
wise even at eight,
hid under her bed
when her first suitor came home.
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8.
I Live On A Road
I live on a road,
a long magic road,
full of beautiful people.
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9.
Recycled
Driving through the Trossachs I see
the picture I drew as a five-year-old
in Bombay – a rectangle
with two square windows,
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10.
Catnap
This shoebox started out
a stiff-upper-lipped quadrilateral,
Upholder of Symmetry, Proportion, Principle,
sanctuary to an upright couple
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