Dip your toes in chilly waters
Watch them wrinkle, stark snow white
Relentless sun chars our tired brown faces
In the peak of summer, there’s no respite.
Sweat drips from every brow in the kitchen
A mighty effort for a meal so light
Icecream, the solace for us poor children
Add some mango for pure delight!
Our precious plants at the window wither
When will rains anoint their shriveled leaves?
Oh lets not think of monsoons in April,
Let the seasons change when they will.