A bright splash of yellow on the face,
The vermilion & purple, struggling to keep pace.
Eyes that are filled with mischief and joy;
The lips that smile, tentative and coy.
Oh! What a wondrous picture they evoke
Of a new bride that festive Holi does provoke.
Tantalizing her to come out and play,
To not spend time in the kitchen that day.
Shyly she hides behind the potted plant,
Trying to avoid her Mother-in law’s rant.
She spies her husband near a colorful mound
Oh Lord! She sighs, don’t entice; turn me around.
Image – Shubham Bochiwal via unsplash