The Terraces of Mumbai
The terraces of Mumbai
are dusty and tile-speckled,
rising above even the highest floors.
The terraces of Mumbai
are most often visible only
through an airplane window
or a satellite feed.
The world calls us cold
and unromantic but
the terraces of Mumbai
see surreptitious lovers
meet and exchange
closeted affections.
We carry our base instincts
above our heads.
But don’t judge us for that.
The terraces of Mumbai
also carry stolen satellite transmission
and a dead body or two.
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