The Free Bird – a sequel to Gonna Fly

This is a lockdown poem, and a take off on a family phrase ‘seen to.’ It’s a phrase in my husbands family that, since marriage is also my family. As in “She can’t go out because she has to ‘see to’ her husband” meaning – do the housework and serve him his food.

100% – The Work Of A Home Manager

100% – that’s all the work to be done home management can be fulfilling and fun! But it’s 10% more ‘cos they won’t put things away don’t have assigned chores, but still have their say. Add 10% for customs and traditions that are rigid No longer needed but stay and deprive all in the familyContinue reading “100% – The Work Of A Home Manager”

This Diwali

I shall put on my best dress and stay at home we’ll have our family gatherings over the phone. If we need to go out, we’ll visit the shop pick up some veggies and get a short walk. It’s two zero twenty – time to be with ourselves covid-safe social distancing – let’s make sureContinue reading “This Diwali”

Silver Line

She’s a single mom though they’re aren’t divorcedhis work is his life – he feels he has no choice.His 9 to 5 is not 7 to 7 *most days it’s so busy he’s home after 11. Loan EMI’s and a lifestyle but missing a lifeit’s a recipe for a lot of family strife. She hasContinue reading “Silver Line”

Sometimes

Sometimes, we have to go through the motions when there’s no time just fit in a minute to play one line. Humans who have to schedule time to BE to look out of the window – enjoy the sun – feel the breeze. One minute of joy that stretches longer each day time for workContinue reading “Sometimes”

Happiness is

Happiness is a walk on a rainy day with the sky all coloured a silvery grey. Happiness is a yellow umbrella and clothes drying quick in this damp rainy weather. Happiness is the joy that we feel, when the roads are flooded – even though the drains haven’t been cleaned. Happiness is a state ofContinue reading “Happiness is”