The summer heat gave birth to a brook of sweat
That ran halfway down my impatient forehead,
To fuel my hostility against peaceful minds-
Overheated pen is out on a summer trip,
May be honeymooning at Pattaya,
Or, laying a bet in Kathmandu…!
Till it returns home I’ll keep my window closed-
Or, hide my face inside a bottle of beer…
Who can play in a desert of hot air?
I’ve been to camel safari before,
And seen hundreds of mirage
In every “anything for you”…!
- Anunoy Samanta
(Written for NaPoWriMo 2013 - 30 Poems in 30 Days challenge!)