For Now

October 2008

This yellow evening,

Winds tell of rains to come.

A healthy, happy wind

That I haven’t felt for so long.

Dry mango leaves

Scrape along the concrete

Of my terrace.

Thunder from different directions

Kites dance in the wind

Koels chirp

A Monsoon song.

The coconut leaves ask me

‘How long have you been living in the


Wondering about where and

What you’ll be.’

A soft reprimand.

Thunder grows closer.

Winds are sweeter and stronger

The storm maybe coming

But for now,

The weather is beautiful.

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