Kushal Poddar: “Gardening with My Daughter”

Gardening with My Daughter 

Sun rays erect a wall
behind us,
and on that canvas
I and my daughter
paint an orchard.

The bonsai town
sprawls around.
Our garden is the giant.
I have seeds on my palm.
Our voices explaining
soil and sun sink the traffic
of the toy cars left beyond
for this moment.

An author, journalist, and father, Kushal Poddar, editor of Words Surfacing, has authored eight books, the latest being Postmarked Quarantine. His works have been translated into eleven languages. 

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