hoodie weather

people laugh at us 
these kids in tropical chennai
with their hoodies when it’s just
twenty-four degrees outside. granted, 
you, with your snow and temperatures 
below zero would find it hard to 
believe that for us, this twenty-four 
degree weather is a god-gift. we fall 
on our knees when we feel the heat escape 
from the paved roads, the steam rising
from the ground, after the first rains in 
November paving way for what we 
take delight in calling hoodie weather.