Saturday, 19 May 2007


A corrugated tin roof
And the monsoon titter-tatter
Splattering oil in the frying pan
Electricity in the air playing havoc
Darker inside than outside
Snap snap, go thunder, wires, teeth and all

Far far away the snap re-imagined
Tins and monsoons willfully recreated
Power cuts played out in the mind’s eye

A gaze at the fireplace
And the scrupulous rain dance by the window
Bursting muffins in the oven
Reliable bulbs and well-predicted weather
Who wants to go outside
Sigh, a leather-bound volume on a coffee table opens up

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