I was called a pusthakapuzhu,
As I slept and woke up with books.
Books were my lifelines
And my best friends too.
As days passed, I joined the rat race
And the pusthakapuzhu in me went into hibernation.
The lockdown had to come,
For me to wake up from the deep sleep,
Trying to become, the old
*Pusthakapuzhu means bookworm in Malayalam.