I should have made some tea
for you and instead, I served
loneliness in bed.
My father savoured the same
until the day he didn’t and died.
You looked at me.
I sprawl like a spoilt garden
at the estuary of spring.
My father’s seeds turn into saplings.
Looking for more to read? Check these out from the MockingOwl contributors and authors.
Kushal Poddar The author of ‘Postmarked Quarantine’ has eight books to his credit. He is a journalist, father, and the editor of ‘Words Surfacing’. His works have been translated into twelve languages, published across the globe.
You can find more about Kushal on Twitter.