Monday, November 07, 2011


wheels roll
parallel to
white lines 
that merge into mirages
in the distance

highway dhabas
and gas stations
line the road
a luxury hotel
stands alienated

small, quaint towns
of colourful houses
and chai shops
vibrant, bustling
take the left at the circle

trucks with
brightly painted backsides
horn ok please, tata!
enfields overtake
tilted buses

dhoti-clad farmer
and a group of cows
amble alongside
cars, in
cud-chewing nonchalance

snakes sprawl lazily
across your path
sunbathing beside
fields of green, golden
yellow and mud-brown

at night
dip your lights
in the darkness
luminous stickers
look ominous

driving along
finding fresh roads
following directions
getting lost
feeling light

belonging to
neither here
nor there
but to everything
in between milestones


hari said...

belonging to neither here nor there but everything in between milestones!

'Life, Full of care, no time to stand and stare!'

yash gupta said...

We used to go for really long drives on whatever vehicle we could get to drive when we were in college...they were the best times of my life when i celebrated life with the best of my friends...many of those magical moments that i experienced came to life again as I read this when i thank you for posting it, know that i really mean it.

thank you for posting this :)

Tangled up in blue... said...

How I envy you right now! I'm stuck taking medical licensing exams for the next three months. :|