Mother Promise

Amma inherited

from the grey women, who salt-

and-peppered over the cracks

in her kori-rotti, the unloving

side of mothers. When we

cried for pizzas, she, after

a beating, would cut

uttapams into four slices,

and garnish with promises

to be better.


This poem was first published in The Alipore Post

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