Home – Khushi Agrawal

The wall
Had cracks and crevices
Etched and dug
A home

Smell of instant noodles
Hot cocoa on winter nights
Of nutella on toast
Unused stationery glue

Warmth of white fluorescent lights
Sound of rain beating down on the roof
Drops of water leaking and staining
Colorful handprints implanted on chipping paint

A shower curtain
A new, clean, white one
Clean silver taps
Brand new shower heads
Newly shone floor
Smell of detergent
No oil stains
Smooth walls
Odour of paint

A brand new humble abode with fluffy mattresses