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I’m homebound. It takes 4 hours

and we have been airborne

for an hour. We will be

in Bangalore soon, the midway point.

And then, we’re not.

Engine fails and the flight

is aborted. I’m sent back

to the crammed men’s hostel.

On my way, a gentle shower

of wet cement and my phone

is a brick in the foundation

of the day gone wrong.

It’s just a snag in the journey home.

I’ll get there, one day late and in media res


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Updated On : 8th Jan, 2022


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