Taken in Kerela, on the way to Edakkal caves
Picture Courtesy: Nikhil Bangera
Mushrooms don't deserve fields.
They are not accustomed to the long wait for the rain
nor, the care of harvesting.
Mushrooms just spring up
whether they were meant to be there
They have no desire for nourishment
Nobody really cares for mushrooms,
except for a keen photographer
or perhaps, a lousy poet.
Maybe someone who cannot afford grain
picks them up,
makes them into a concoction
don't give a damn
about anyone needing them.
For, mushrooms just spring up.
Free, rare and wild.