Unni and Leela
They are brother and sister.
He was 104, and she is 96 years old.
Lived together his last two years (which ended yesterday)
Looked after by family in Kozhikode.
He is Sekhari Varma, the Raja of Palghat, my father’s grand uncle,
Known and loved as a kind and generous man.
All thoughts now on his sister,
His sister, who wakes up and goes to bed giggling,
Lost in a happy dream, and in whom
Life moves on a faint and worn thread at other times.