Kolkata blur

A jasmine evening draping a sari like a star… Knocking back a snifter the way, mom called, “Life is beautiful,” she muttered and turned me back into a baby.

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he lays her head
down so softly
not wanting to wake
the sleeping baby;
he steals a kiss
and her lips curled
he knows she’s most
fragile in the world

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small package
wrapped in brown
paper and blue ribbon..
tiny baby shoes…
never worn…

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we were Vettriano and Hopper..
Cohen and Simone..
October and July..
but mostly..we were
just.. Baby…

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