It is smoky out here.
The aroma of burning Neem leaves,
cleanse my insides.

Veiled in the bosom of a nursing mother,
I caress the ash, sparkling in thin air!


Inspired by the Kathakali performance of Shri Kalamandalam Rajasekharan at the Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Chennai on 23rd February, 2013.