Lockdown Gardens: An Excerpt

by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Set with raindrops, displayed
between the king’s mantle and the litchi tree,
was the cobweb I almost walked into.
After an hour, when I returned,
the light had changed, the raindrops
were smaller, the glitter had gone,
and there was no sign of the occupant.

Published on March 28, 2023