Along it went,
taking me through its roller coaster path
curving and zig-zagging,
ears ringing with the roaring heartbeats
I reached high above
raising my arm, I touched the giant moon
I sweeped through the roof dust,
watched the drama on the tenth level living room,
tried reaching the high oars of the boatmen
every turn, every movement loving my curiosity.
A sweet boatman ushered me on
“You will see a whole new world” he promised
moving gently along the narrow blue
I look up with awe
a sudden dash of a 3D movie feel,
the bridges and stairways rushed into me…
I smiled along…taking it in.
I see them coming up,
late evenings, their dark eyes from the hell
big-eyed, I follow
into the dark tunnels of crookedness,
they did not love my curiosity as the heavens did
but now the heavens seemed to have vanished!
the meandering pathways confusing..
I scream out
and up ahead I see the boatman
Relieved, I ran upto him..
the dark eyes disappeared in the darkness.
Later inside by the warmth and an expresso,
the boatman says
“here is the whole new world I promised!”