The Watchman |
by Kanchan Chatterjee

It’s a cold morning and after
Cleaning my car I am smoking.
He comes,
The night watchman
Been here all night.
Starts his story,
About his son doing well in school
His daughter’s impending marriage
And you know… things.
Give him one
He takes it
Lights it up
Takes a long hard drag and
Smiles at me…
It’s a pretty cold morning
You know…

Kanchan Chatterjee is a 44 year old male executive, working in the ministry of finance, government of India. Although he does not have any literary background, he loves poetry and scribbles whenever he gets the time and inclination. He is from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.