Thursday, April 30, 2009

road trip continues

she lies there at the trucker's feet
with a facade like smashed orange
ignoring her whimpering
he keeps driving in the wilderness
windows shut tight, it smells of her empty
guts, intermingling with his sweat
is he her savior or her kidnapper
she is in no state to contemplate that

she closes her eyes in that darkness
watching purple light dancing bright
and carries leftover conversations
silently with her very ownself
in the twilight of wakefulness
she is jolted out when he stops
feeding her a piece of dried bread
accompanied by tepid water

'exercising a great restrain,
she feeds on it slowly, savouring each bite
in her hunger nothing has tasted so good'

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carries leftover conversations was donated by Deb of stonemoss.org. Do check out Read Write Poem.

To read the first part of road trip, click on trucker's or here!

14 comments:

sarah said...

holy something, your poems always knock me right of my feet! Talk about powerful imagery!

Irene Toh said...

captivating narrative, your lines draw the scene and carries its tone

Kimberly said...

I am just as captivated by this as I was by the first piece. It's a striking bit of narrative and I feel like it could go on and on. Well done!

Deborah Godin said...

A very dire narrative - and you know how to put the reader right in it!

Lorraine said...

a thriller for sure...;)

sage said...

Wow, what a picture you paint with these words, that tell a story but also leaving us to wonder... powerful words, Gautami.

Liz at Yips and Howls said...

An evocative continuation of the haunting story. I especially like the ending you give it here.

shanky said...

realy a gud creation ... u know how to write what to write .:)

Tumblewords: said...

a near novel in few words - powerful!

DCMCMLVII said...

I'm not sure what this trucker is up to, but he somehow knows that water is supposed to be taken at room temperature.

I am sorry for your loss..I don't know what to say?
Google is trying to control the interwebs.
I switched to Google Chrome and yes it is faster, but it is obviously a clickstreamer's wetdream!
It hijacks all of the feed so you are forced to view it in on their terms...and the most annoying part is that it makes creating your posts a challenge..everything is all wonky. Moving pictures around..forget it!

We need to start a revolution..if they buy Twitter too it's all over but the cryin'!

Wayne Pitchko said...

another wonderful poem....i hve read most of yours....all good and very good

Bsquared86 said...

Intriguing! I've enjoyed your poetry and I will definitely continue to stop by even though NaPoWriMo is over!

Janice Thomson said...

Yes very powerful imagery and impact Guatami.

polona said...

excellent and powerful in its own right, but together with the first one they make a stunning story