The way, he drew on it, made me - a five year old
That perennially rapturous man who talked
only of stashing money in the bank, to earn some interest.
Oh yes, that bedraggled man,
hurling his toddler in the air and catching him
in his arms as the earth shook with a happy child’s chortle
and a poor father’s opulent mirth.
Santosh Bakaya: I am a poet, novelist, and essayist and Ted
speaker, residing in Jaipur, India, working as a teacher. I
have contributed to various anthologies and have also
published novels and edited poetry/story anthologies. My
latest novel is 'A Skyful of Balloons'.