Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Poems by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Continuities

Canticle for My Son

Where Will the Next One Come from

  Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Where Will the Next One Come from

The next one will come from the air
It will be an overripe pumpkin
It will be the missing shoe

The next one will climb down
From the tree
When I’m asleep

The next one I will have to sow
For the next one I will have
To walk in the rain

The next one I shall not write
It will rise like bread

It will be the curse coming home