Light, thunder and rain,
a regular feature of monsoon.
Rivers inundate, roads flood
traffic in chaos.
Schools, colleges announce closure
office goers wade through waters,
Dengue, flu, fever is on the rise
stuffed noses are a common sight.
Precarious is the Indian monsoon
some years heavy, some very slight.
Marked by drought or flooding
marshalled either by famine or deluge.