The White Mandevilla

On the road a rose bush grows with blooms big as a babies’ head it invades the air with imperial…

Anglesea

Anglesea ‘For Victor’   Too late to the beach with the scalding eye glaring down from its zenith searing the…

SKIN

One o’clock I was fair once my lovelies. Skin supple wind murmured through my hair shifting like the sighs of…

Europe: gestalt

Europe: gestalt   To the north in the Fundão are the true minds of Portugal, the ones who live without…

Ordinary Things

Ordinary Things   Some ordinary things are a salve, solace to a saddened soul as celestial footlights over baking northern…

Pie Man

Turning a boozy eye there’s the half smile the crooked pin eye the gravy stain on his chin the onion…

Oh Laxmi! Chapter 4

Chapter 4 At home, Mamta had finished the morning’s chores and was preparing to go out to get the necessaries…

Oh Laxmi! Chapter 2 and 3

Chapter 2 Amali stood outside the school with the other girls waiting to be let in for the exam. They…