Eggs / Umesh Solanki
Translated by Gopika Jadeja
From 'Indian Literature' (November-December,2016) published by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, Page 91
Damned earth struck to the soles of my feet.
The small sky placed on my head weighs down.
The river sands rasp breathlessly, again and again.
Ponds, arrogant, cracked.
A pigeon has laid eggs at the bottom of the well.