The leaves of darkness swept away
to a corner in the East,
the sky sets fire to morning glory.
Every leaf and bud yawns open
their sleepy eyes and another day
takes strides with you on a morning walk.
The vertical gardens on metro pillars
look green with envy at the
wild growing plants on the sidewalk.
Tarmac roads licking old wounds,
take a deep breath before traffic gains momentum.
Practised laughter in varying tones
from the laughter club rend the air.
Luminous now, the clouds float along…
Turning into polar bears, their
claws taunt the vanity of skyscrapers.
Satchels strapped on shoulders
children wait for their school van.
Mothers wave them to a bright future.
Spreading life on a frying pan,
flipping over customs, you watch
traditions sticking to the bottom.
Along with coffee, morning news
Spills over into your living room.
The gory details of a carnage
happening on another side of the globe
make your day.