Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Highway Hypnosis

highway car Pictures, Images and Photos
Iris, peek-a-boo plays 
From under shutters
Weighed down
As if by stones 
Hung to eyelashes.

Sleep deprived minds
Fatigued senses
Weighed down
As if by sameness
Chin to chest falls.

Paradoxical sleep stages
REM in fragments
Jaded down
Driving long hours
On straight highways.
A spectator drives
As sleep in creeps
Guards down
To floating lights
Of approaching cars.

Cool tempered breeze 
Nonstop talking friends 
Get down
Get off those roads
Highway hypnosis.

(June, 2006, Nellore)

© Nalini Hebbar/openmind/2009 - all rights reserved


Chapters From My Life said...

Nice one Nalini... How spicy a journey can be only if you can have a open mind to enjoy it... Or else it is like you describe it...

Tarun Mitra said...

It can be categorized as Rock song..

Apologies If I am harsh.. said...

woo... its great i like it very much thanks for sharing this with us..

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Nalini Hebbar said...

thanks Farila and Tarun for the comments...
@tarun...if it sounds like rock then it has rhyme and rhythm...that's good I think

Nalini Hebbar said...

@Allbest....thanks for visiting

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Saras said...

Very nicely written! The signals of fatigue and sleepiness described poetically. Nice read.

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auspicious poetry..well written maam..:)

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