Bellagio Blues

Looking at Bombay from Bellagio (excerpt)



What is the connection between mud and blood?
The tiles in our Pali Hill home
were the colour of blood

They were hexagonal
Like a honey-hive
Another connection: industry and blood

When father got angry
He spilt mother's blood on these stones
                    Love and blood
Mother's blood seeped into the mud

I picked up a little mud from Pali Hill
and put it under my pillow

I sleep over it even at Bellagio
One day I'll sleep under it

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