Aug 26, 2011

Rain

IS THAT ALL YOU CAN DO? And the rain finally showed its full fury. The motorcycle engine screamed in anger. Rain rippled water was rent asunder by warm rubber looking for tarmac. And for grip. The falling drops were drowned in the howl of the wind. Vaporised silently on the clear plastic of my visor. Steam curling off the radiator slipped unnoticed through the fairing. Water collected slowly in the boots. The world was a happy streaking wet blur.

Now sitting in the balcony looking at a sea of wet kit. Imagining the muck drying off leaving (hopefully horizontal) streaks on the fairing downstairs. The rain is slowly leaving my gloves, pants and jacket. The last drop gleams defiance on my helmet. The boots squelch though my toes aren't in them anymore. The cool breeze isn't laden with a million drops of water anymore but laced thickly with a fresh, wet memory.

The world is still happy. Inside my head, I'm still laughing like the maniac I sometimes become.

6 comments:

EvolutioN said...

Being a kid again, are we?

Evo

Sankoobaba said...

Nice post after long time
... Ride on....
I am tired of rains and now aching for sun shine

theslayer said...

"Rain rippled water was rent asunder by warm rubber looking for tarmac. And for grip."

The words took their time to process inside my head, but a fraction of a second later.. WHOA. That's powerful.

I envy your ability to pick those exact words from a cloud of words, mash 'em up together and stamp it down on the screen. I really, really do.

Send gifts to pakistan said...

looking very nice bike this is!

Radical Surgeon said...

Any comments on the vardenchi modifications of the royal enfield? am planning to go in for one one. Is it OK to look at the 350cc? Definitely cheaper. Or does it have to be the de facto 500 cc?

leslie said...

Hey Sankoobaba I'll switch you, you can come to California and I'll go to where it's raining. I can't wait for some rain. It's been so hot here and it's just now starting to cool down. You sure do have a way with your words I like them as well. You have a gift keep sharing it with us.