In a train
Memories painted in water colours, in a train.
Flashes come back to me splashed, in a train.
“What’s the point of Marwar Junction? Just makes the journey longer!”
“So that you can have Aloo-Poori, in a train?”
They will sing of the Khwaja, and bring you closer to yourself.
Between Kishangarh and Ajmer, every morning – in a train.
What shall we make of this, and how long shall we endure?
A cop asked me for money near Dhanbad. In a train!
Kalka to Howrah was running late and we missed the party.
Celebrated New Year’s with boiled eggs and tea. In a train.
Papa once stepped off for water at what was only a whistle-stop.
My insecurities still live in Rajasthan. In a train.
That ride from Zurich to Geneva did make me wonder ‘Apoorva’.
How much further can you go from yourself in a train?