And where does the heart come in? The collection began as an event at the ICA in 2019 – an artistic collaboration with Kapil’s sister, Rohini, involving red ice cubes thrown out into the Mall to melt. But which heart needs washing? I’d like to vote for the host’s, although it is revealing to read (in the afterword) about a cardiologist who educates about the way a heart registers trauma. One cavil: Kapil’s use of pronouns is maddeningly unclear – the “you” too often guesswork. But an assertive beauty surfaces from turmoil. After the host’s “Make a list of what you need / And I will get it, you ungrateful cow”, the guest responds: “This is what I need: / The light and the heat and the yesterday / Of my work.” That “yesterday” sings for its supper.