I take that song and immerse it
in a bucket full of cold water,
hoping that the song chills me
down while I fume for missing
my last train home.

Today I wring the same song
and put it on the clothesline
while the sun is beating hard.

I play this warm song on a loop:
Mom has cooked Gajar ka Halwa

Selected byMaria Mazzenga
Image credit:Steven Depolo

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.