In the midst of heady rush of festivities
I take a break to recharge
with a glass of masala chai* and butter toast
Out of nowhere, old man winter arrives
giving autumn a knockout punch
like a winded child autumn staggers
I hope it is able to catch its breath
no time for taking out woolies
with the festival of lights around the corner.
*Lots of roadside tea stalls and hole in the wall eateries in India serve milky tea brewed with cardamom and cinnamon served in glasses.