An ode to November by Shriti Chowdhary

November

November dips jalebis in kheerAnd debates the origin of rosgollasWith friends wearing saffron sweaters,Rolls of flour are kneadedTo crown the biryani handiCheetahs draw frecklesWith henna and hibiscus oilShiuli droops towards an orangeTo dye her petals tangerineA tired frog uses dew dropsas homegrown tonerGandhraj brews a potionSo lemonyBees chug down goblets of it, moaning‘ts nectar, ‘ts …

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