la Poderosa


The Goan odyssey turned out to be short as anticipated, and unexpectedly gratifying.
Pondering over it with a last shot of Black Label in hand, I kept a close watch on the moon. I wasn’t expecting it to run off somewhere, but why should an inanimate something have the best seat at the show? It’s for all to see. Stop being selfish.
The scotch was working. Smoothing down frayed nerve endings, answering my vague questions.
It was a clear sky with no hint of clouds. Sitting on the porch, you could hear the wild dogs yelp at the base of the nearby hill. The stillness of it all was shattered by the orgasmic thump of Enfield’s every now and then. Midnight’s lucky children!

The porch night

Swollen beads of sweat trickled down my back. I tried to wear a younger skin, push time back and put myself on the pillion of one of those beasts that a cousin had. It was a Yamaha RD , if I remember correctly, and it sounded like a whining motor when pushed to the limits. 350cc, but different genes. And the looks on the faces of those sitting in those two KSRTC buses, which we bisected on the potholed Thrissur highway that summer evening- priceless. Now, that cousin of mine has “grown up” to society’s standards. He has a wife, two lovely kids and a house that reeks of gulf money.
Life, take away all your glory, lend me your serenity.
“Dad, get yourself an Enfield. We’ll go riding into the sunset, fish the stars out of the cloudy nights and sleep in the rain.”
He laughs it off. Says he’s too old for this.
I can’t let it pass. It’s too hot and I need to be hit and run over by a breeze.

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11 responses

  1. Baphomet

    I loved this post. And I love the title. It has been a while since your last post. Keep writing more of these!

    February 24, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    • Will do,sir.Btw where is your blog?
      The muteoracle didn’t pay up in time?

      February 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM

      • Baphomet

        Yeah. I kept procrastinating on paying the domain bills. And then I just forgot about it completely.

        February 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM

  2. Rindo

    Oh, the pride and joy on the faces of the RD owners, as they scream past the awed pedestrians on the rain-slicked roads…

    Were we jealous or what! 😀

    February 24, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    • Feels good to know, that there were many jealous of me! 😀

      February 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM

  3. Could we have a picture of la Poderosa? Please?

    Hit and run over by a breeze. Sigh.

    February 26, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    • We got caught up in the rain, the night we brought her home.She will take awhile to clean up and be ready for a photoshoot. Please be patient. 🙂

      February 26, 2010 at 11:26 PM

  4. Anu

    https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8062498644077903232&postID=4845831945381065344

    😛

    February 27, 2010 at 9:28 PM

  5. Great post.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:26 PM

  6. just the serenity and nothing else. will you ?

    March 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    • Onnum manasaliyilla!

      March 17, 2010 at 9:27 PM

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