Travelling leisurely, luxuriously,
in the passenger seat,
on a narrow dusty, bumpy village road,
flanked on both sides by cool,
refreshing monsoon green –
farmers’ fields or simply vast stretches
of uncultivated lands,
covered meticulously by
weeds, plants of innumerable kinds.
Cattle and other grazing animals,
in good numbers, are interspersed
all around, feasting to their full,
satiating body and soul …
to their heart’s content.
The sky above – skyscraper-free,
to the farthest horizon,
offering a healthy playfield
to the clouds meandering,
hanging for a while or
wafting leisurely with the breeze.
Sending down a gentle, cool shade,
punctuated by soft,
fleeing strokes of sunshine,
when the sun manages
to peep through.
What a luxury, bliss,
to be alive … breathing
in the blessed moment!