Checking in

under the palms

in a Goan garden grove.


The hotelier pauses as he writes,

rolls the words around his tongue

imagines a landscape

-- a dream of England

no less beguiling

than the vision that has

tempted us here,


under the palms

where a New Town estate meets

blue ocean swell and

the forget-me-not fields

of a summer without end

casts us both outside of time:


Elsewhere in transaction.




July 2016


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