We journeyed in sweltering heat
As the AC failed to keep its promise.
The sudden darkening of the sky
Materialised relief and a Kalbaishakhi
Sweeping the road ahead
Dropping sweet ripened mangoes.
Mammoth drops fell unsteadily
On and off on the windshield
The youngest pointed out in glee
As we drove across a bridge –
Look at the wet riverbed, mom
What a pleasant sight it is!