PHOTO CREDITS: Ravi Kumar Boyapati
The ball of yellow,
Once fiery during the day,
now subdued, it calls out
“Come, find me”
as it seeks to hide behind the clouds.
Rays of gold radiate outwards
reflect off the glistening glass walls of the NCBS complex
bathing it in hues of orange.
Within its shadows,
a mouse here, a squirrel there
scurry hurriedly from stealthy snakes,
towards the safety of their own burrows
Beyond the walls,
Oblivious to the calls of the Sun,
Students go about their research.
The ball continues to grow larger and larger
Turning from a gentle orange to an angry red
In a vain attempt to showcase its might
Before it says its final good bye for the day.