I chase a cat who scampers across the beach.
Her gait’s mysterious; assured yet zigzag
and every few moments she stops to tease.
I pant and puff but carry on and on.
She is anonymous. My mind is coming up
with names. A Betty cannot trick, a Sweetie
can’t gallop and I realize she’s like
my girlfriend — enigmatic
I stop in my pursuit: Maria’s a fish in water.
She makes tiny impressions on the sand.

Selected byJordan Trethewey
Image credit:cafe-lab

Jay Gandhi is a thirty-four year old poet residing in Mumbai, India. He's an Accountant by profession, a Guitarist and a Yoga Practitioner. He derives inspiration from mundane things. Poetry is his tool to find beauty in the daily routine. His poetry has been featured in anthologies such as Persian Sugar in English Tea, Poets on the Run, Saffron Flavoured Rock Candy and Once upon a meal. His poems have been published by the online magazine Muddy River Poetry Review and have made it to the front page of PoetryCircle.com. In free time, Jay likes to walk for long distances.