We enmeshed daylight
Streaming through open windows
To trickle down as streaks of brightness
To dance on the floor in luminous spots.
Bulbuls chirped their clamour
The cat frowned, quivering whiskers
It purred aloud a plaintive protest
The neighbour’s dog watched demurely
Resting its forearms on the wall
Across the open gate.
Bloodsucking mosquitoes kept at bay
Buzzed in chorus its own dissent.
Scorching sun letting off steam
Scowled a ruddy complexion.
Timorous breeze slinked away.
Dreaming of further conquests,
April heat marched ahead its way
Trampling over a sweaty day.