The road downhill Winding snake-like, creeps Making me want to just throw up I shudder as I hurtle down Deep gorges and valleys
Tight, I shut my eye.
Bumping over potholes Aching back and numb mind Eyes sleepless, red with rubbing A rumbling belly drives me on
That's all I can think of now!
Piercing through the darkness Twin swathes of light beam the way Don't know what lies beyond
Just pitch darkness, not that I care
I close my eyes into a dreamless sleep Tired and weary, it's bliss for a while Thrown and thrashed by jolts I wake up with a start, to drift again Somewhere down the road, the bumps cease And I wake up in my favorite fantasy
Here I am in the big bad city!
I gaze up in disbelief Towering high, in the skies above Glistening in the sun, my eyes squint I shade them with my cupped palm
My ears get used to the un-nerving din The wail, cries and roar of the multitude Voices crying to be heard Louder and louder the wails I hold my nose as the stench invades Rotting dreams or putrid flesh?
The city smells of unwashed hopes Of a million dreams of sweet success
I swing my rucksack on to my back My knees buckle, yet I do not fall Steady on my feet, I take those steps