Delhi Darkling

The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy rearranged itself in my head, to match the India Covid & oxygen crisis. I’ve picked the name Rohit because of news anchor Rohit Sardana, 42, who died on 30 April 2021 of Covid.

Linde oxygen truck leaving Jamshedpur for Delhi/Rajasthan/Bangalore. Photo by author.

Rohit leant upon the hospital gate
When his lips were going grey,
And Covid’s dregs…

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Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

I don’t just create smiles, I inspire them! Dentist, mom—Jamshedpur, India.