Continuity: A Poem by Ketaki Mazumdar

Still there.
A hundred and fifty years old love affair.
Red bricks, verandahs, paint and mortar falling apart..
A heritage history.. Of my country and proud family lineage memories.
A lifeline.
The heart zone that pumped and revived nostalgic memories..
A post era river.. flowing into the now.
Here I swam seasons and
Figured out the firsts…
Important meanings of life and living in harmony.
Firsts of fair play, Empathy, equality, loyalty, friendships and love.
Our childhood home..
The epicentre of my life.