My favourite season of all is here,
Hong Kong has declared fall, ye hear?
Crisp days, bouncing with sunshine
To stay indoors seems such a crime.
From my open window the breeze
Does tickle my palm fronds and tease,
My nose with fumes that declare
the neighbour’s frying pork, beware!
Sunny with a nip,
Chilly for an early morning dip,
Bright and shiny with purpose,
Meditative and fully languorous -
Beckoning me outside
While I must write inside,
You’re such a perfect contradiction, Fall,
You gotta be a woman, after all.
©Manreet Sodhi Someshwar