The sun was setting at Juhu beach,
The waves lured us into the sea..
We flirted with the water, and soaked our tees
She caught sand in her hair
And couldn’t set it free
We walked back, barefoot, to the hotel
She slipped off her clothes and washed her hair.
We strolled down to Suzette to have some crepes,
She wore a comely dress that crept up her legs.
We were sitting a little close to the AC
She sneezed, and asked for a cup of tea
Back at the hotel, she was sniffing like a puppy
She felt a little hot and a little fuzzy
I touched her hand and it felt warm
I touched her brow and it felt warmer
I held her in my arms to examine her better
She felt a little hot, but I felt hotter
I put my lips to her neck and sensed her pulse
I kissed her till I could hear her breathe
I stroked her hair to see if it was wet
And caught a few strands within my teeth
And then the phone rang, her friend was there
We both had fever, and we couldn’t care
The phone was lost down there somewhere . .
But we had to stop… it didn't seem fair
We had to part ways, and I felt sad
And I realized with a jolt . .
Although I didn’t catch the cold
I had caught something equally bad
- Ayush M.