I am moving around.
Everything around me
seems to be
too still and static.
I meet an aunty
who tells me
as we converse
that she had returned
from her hometown in Gwalior.
We talk about the polluted air in Delhi,
whose quality has worsened after this Diwali
due to the ignorance of people
towards the environment and pollution
which has deteriorated the current situation.
I bid goobye to her after some time
and continue to walk towards the right.
I hardly spot any birds in the sky
or hear their voice,
which is unusual at this point of time.
It is 5:55.
Pollution has become an enemy
in the past few years
which reduces the joy of Diwali
for many people
and deteriorates the beauty
of the nature.
have to fight against this enemy
and curb its power
with our nature-friendly strategies.