You give me the sweetest scent as I hide my face in the pillows
The warmest warmth as I wrap my body around the rajai
And in your calm quiet, my music finds new meaning.
You give me warm food to dig my cold hands into
You bring me hot kawah at night to heat my insides
You give me Diwali days and bundles of ferry lights.
You become my reason to ask for longer tighter hugs
You give me excuses to hold hands
And every year when you come to make the world cold
You remind me to stay warm at heart.
In return, I pretend to hug you when the wind passes me by
And I close my eyes to listen if you’re trying to say ‘hi’
At night, I send you kisses through the sky.
Welcome back to your fleeting affair
Welcome home, winters.