Breathe, the master said.
of a Delhi November evening
the day after Diwali?
Or when your beloved promises
to have kabiraji from Anadi Cabin
to makeup for the dhoka he might miss
at your shradh?
Breath after breath
With or without light
*kabiraji and dhoka are delicacies from Bengal; dhoka literally means fooled
**Anadi Cabin is a café in Calcutta, the word Anadi mean eternal
**Shradh means memorial after death