Rajiv Mohabir

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son and The Taxidermist’s Cut. His book of translations I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara is forthcoming from Kaya Press.
May 24, 2019

A poem from the Summer 2019 issue.

Fieldstones covered with velvet in emerald mark the heads of graves

a deeper depression in the ground means there was a casket that deteriorated causing the 
earth to cave in

shallower dents in the earth mean only linen shrouds wrapped the bodies