Summer Scenes by Ankur Jyoti Saikia (June 2021 Issue)

Steadily discarding
it’s twilight robes
to the tunes of
rice planting songs
—the Sun ascends

Clouds rumble
heralding a shower
cows moo
goats bleat
—a wonderful chorus

The breeze of Spring
riding upon the fan
greets the trickling sweat
on a summer day
—a shudder passes


Ankur Jyoti Saikia (he/him) is a researcher at a forestry research institute in India. His work has been published in the Minison ZineBluepepper, Sledgehammer Lit, and Openwork Mag. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter.