above the clusters of high-rises
a bird soars through the smog
desperately searching for a tree.
Rain batters the Mughal Delhi.
The swamped sections are new
playgrounds for the slum kids
splashing in the muddy waters
inconvenience to the motorists.
The debris-choked drain in the summer
recovers its riverine form in the monsoon.
Floods the wheezing city with monster fury
its delayed revenge.