Pandemic Workers

Migrant labour walks
Jobs vanished in lockdown
Where is home?

Brain fogged, they emerge
From the mists of pandemic time
Her kitchen’s healing aromas.

Travel pants loosened
Their pre-children joyfully escape
Swimming to fertility.

V. Ramana Dhara is a physician who explores the links between health and the environment. He is a former member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal. He tweets at @RamanaDhara.

Featured image: Sujeeth Potla/Unsplash