Mind flash miracle
Jumps in mind flash, miracle or everyday?
time-place no connect:
a child becomes my brother little
and rooftop becomes ghat
, incense sticks throw me back
to that long past room with that old suitcase,
small attar vials, comic book on the war and the allies
I'm an exile from time not place.
My transports, jumps, whatever they are
Are not at will. I could not make it work today.
I'm no magician.
I was there, but the trigger was not.
Then, I saw a little frog, a squished slug
and a flattened earthworm, and all came back.
The old house, water logged, with snails filling
the monsoon floor, the garden
and house blooming little frogs leaping around,
the big earthworms that come out
when the garden is water logged,
or when we dig them out.