I watch the rains pour
Down, and clouds roar
With thunderous music in backdrop
And lightning bolts as prop
The wind makes trees sway
As creatures find sanctuaries to stay
Oh! The rains that quench
Thirst of the living and drench
Parched and fissured fields,
The phenomenon that heals,
I watch and watch till the waters rise
Up and beyond till I realise
That the rains are here to take lives away
For afloat with many others, I saw my body lay.
-Iflah Laraib