Recipe for happiness by Rajnish Mishra

I realized it late, but not so late as not
to feel it in real time. I knew it. I was
happy that afternoon. I was happy
after a long time indeed. What made it happen?

Nearly one hundred gram of groundnuts,
roasted and whole. Shelling to get the nut
is an important ingredient of happiness. Guava,
medium sliced pieces, say, ten to twelve

pieces per guava, the core eaten by my
two and half year old. The winter sun shining mildly
and warmly, rays falling over me and over
my folding cot, and a thin red shawl, as I
lounged, as the cover against sun burn, the shawl
from my past that my mother gave to my wife.


©2018 Rajnish Mishra


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Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India and now in exile from his city. His work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city. He edits PPP Ezine.


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