The fan turns slow
On a hot airless night
Like a bird without wings
That has forgotten to fly.

I look closely
What a surprise!
There are beads of sweat
On the fan blades as well.

The cooler and the cooled
Are in the same state
It’s going to be a tough summer
At this rate.

Summer fan [Illustration by Shinod AP]
Summer fan [Illustration by Shinod AP]

62 words | 0 minutes
Readability: Grade 3 (8-9 year old children)
Based on Flesch–Kincaid readability scores

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