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Pati's Face

by Nuggehalli Pankaja
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

It looks like yestermorn
That I sat by the kitchen door
Avidly following the stories
Of Rama,Bhima,Krishna,Arjuna

Reeled out while she went about
My dishes favorite-
Poori-palya,dose-chutney,
Jamun and sajjige,aye more
Made so tasty-molded so,
With fount of love ageless.


But today. . . . . . . . . . .
She is a ‘FACE’
On my computer.

And as I look at it,
Tears flow down,while years roll back,
Revealing one more time
The naughty boy by the kitchen-door
Disconnecting the phone
To hear undisturbed the stories over and over,

While savoring what all prepared
With great care
BY PATI—MY PATI,

NOW…….A FACE……..ON MY COMPUTER..


(Reminiscences of a grandson)

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