A serpent twined in front of me
Its head hidden, no end to see
As the beast below me wildly roared
Alive again, we hit the road!
As I raced the breeze, it turned to whirly winds
Whizzing past, it seductively singed-
‘Fly! Why take the dust.
Feel the skies, I say you must’
So as the next bend approached,
We bent not and leapt - then downward soared!
I wrenched, I cried, in fear I groaned
The skies shone bright above, I moaned.
It was the end as we know
The burning door to hell below!
Then in a flash, a white stream gushed
And into the currents we were flushed
My hope lost, all spirit drained
I cursed the skies that mockingly rained
The stream I hit ignored my blow,
And coolly carried its onward flow.
Yet, my beastly mate was still determined
And thundered at me for a hundredth time!
Relenting, to its want I rode
This time, over the currents we strode.
As I raced the waters, it turned to rising tides
Standing tall, it convincingly cried-
‘Fly! Why take the rust?
Fight the skies, I say you must’
And so as the storm approached,
We blinked not and leapt – then this time, upward soared!
I celebrated, I cried, in laughter I rolled
Over the winds, into the skies we rose.
I have been here for a while now
And from the heavens I see how
The mocking sky and the unyielding beasts
The rivers flowing by and the rising seas-
All wait, for my one leap!
- Gantavya Photo Credits- Nagaraj
3rd July 2012