Monday, April 17, 2006

Looking back when walking away



The slight rain that drizzled caught in our hair. We'd walked the glistening black streets looking for something to take me away.

We hadn't talked much.

I should have thought about it a while ago. Maybe at 12.45.

But I really did want a last look at you. Final attempt at femininity. Or expressing love. To myself even.

Would you as all boys do, wait for the auto to turn the corner or out of sight and walk away thinking of football or would you cross the road immediately searching for that elusive cigarette that you never know is where on you...Or would you wait like lovers on television; forlorn and affected and hope that the auto turns back...

It would have been way too simple if I could. Where plastic windows exist, I had one with a cloth. Opaque. Maybe they make raincoats with it. Or auto windows.

35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh! SWOOOOOOSSSHH!!!
maybe its the journey's wieriness...

then again, if ever, perhaps I would have that forlorn look if only for a fraction of a second and then distract myself...not with sports or a cigarette though!

wierd...but am gonna miss yer occassional presence!
bhesht of luck :o)

4:35 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sharat: Simple story. A guy and girl. She's leaving. Maybe not him. But for the moment. And when she turns to take a last look at him coz that's the way its supposed to be, she finds that the window at the back of her auto is covered by an opaque black cloth unlike the transparent elliptical ones usually found! Whew!!!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Kraz Arkin said...

Again?

8:06 AM  
Anonymous PP21 said...

Your writing immediately transports me to a different world.. one vivid with colors and emotions.. And melancholy. Maybe you should write more cheerful stories (if they are stories).. But maybe, they wouldn't be as sweet..

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ur words transport me to a new dimension altogether. addicted!

6:37 PM  
Blogger poornima said...

its just recently that i've started to blog and i chanced upon urs coz ur name's same as mine..thts rt..poornima vijayan..i love ur reads..keep writing more...

9:31 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Kraz: That one was for you. It HAD to be here.

PP21: I am not sure if I can write what would be called 'cheerful'!

Anon: He he...

Poornima: Wow!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Reva said...

Hi Madam.. Hope u are doing fine.. Just wanted to write here to let u know I am still hooked on to this! :) Take care.. wherever u are!

9:31 AM  
Blogger ashish said...

nice short story !!

But, you know, people have started expecting much more from you :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger aks said...

hey love... depends on who is in the auto....if its u then i wudn mind waiting till eternity for that auto to come back....but if someone else...where's the nearest ciggie shop...

12:53 PM  
Blogger Dhanya said...

AYYOOOOOO!!! kollu kollu kollu...!!!

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another "he" & "she".

Did your pot of good stories blended with facts, get over?

1:08 AM  
Blogger clash said...

Ho! I thought... there is a rule that has been brought forth... Opaque materials should not cover the windows of vehicles! Pity the rules... we have only people to break the laws. Break the hearts... hail them... ha ha !!

2:07 AM  
Anonymous anon from frost said...

heard u quit!

4:39 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Reva: :D Lots of stories to tell. Should be getting a mail soon from me!

Ashish: Expectations are the ruin of many a people!

Aks: Lol! Flatterer!

Dhanya: :D He he..

4:49 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Anon: Yet you come back for the same 'he' and 'she'. Will it help if I tell you there'll be more? Many many more?

Clash: Lol! Loved that!

Anon from Frost: I did.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Dhanush said...

Two Words. Simple and Beautiful.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous SilentWaters said...

I am like the boy, who would run acoss, halt the auto, look at my woman, smile, lift her, walk home, drop her on my love seat, jump in soon after, snuggle and cuddle up, say sweet nothings, watch When Harry Met Sally for the nth time over a bowl of popcorn :)......

I have visited ur page several times, and leave dazed and amazed!!always thought that my comment would just be some insignificant scrap!!but I just don't care anymore!! :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Dhanush: Two words from my side too. Thank you.

SilentWaters: Glad you commented. But maybe there really is no Harry and Sally kind of love, you know...

8:28 PM  
Anonymous silentwaters said...

Why don't you try to be the eternal optimist? You do realize that there is a silver lining around every cloud;
The white froth that ebbs out from the crashing waves in the night is a sign that does signify that good things do emerge from bad!!!
Maybe there is no When Harry Met Sally kind of love, but then again maybe there is!!!...and maybe it just takes a little faith to see it!! :)
Poorni, believe in being positive is what i can say, the world looks much beautiful that way!!!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Dhanya said...

1) QUIT? COMING TO BANGALORE??? :D

2) silent waters: Thanks for telling her that! sliver lining thing...i hope she understands this time.

3) poornima: time for another call??? :D

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just when I thought I got over reminscing bout having left someone behind for the second time and walked away from it all your post got me back...
nice one
have a nice day
regards
g
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http://g-thisisme.blogspirit.com

10:23 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

SilentWaters: Theworld through your eyes... Hmmm...

Dhanya: New job- from the frying pan to the fire! Sure will call.

Girish: Damn, I did that did I! Double damn!

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi poornima,

the ides of april, july, october and jan turn out to be quite important in this part of the globe. so got to read your latest quite late. knowing....is that very important. well recalled the words of painter Frida Kahlo - "I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality." Did you read Muriel Spark - "the prime of miss jean brodie"? in her writings evil is never far away, violence is a regular visitor and death a constant companion. will your experiences go, so long a way. i guess, it is time to bring in some funnier elements of life into you. it will, it should...

7:39 PM  
Anonymous one among the crowd said...

well well well... this anonymous was

11:40 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

OAC: I'll look up all these people! And hey, even if you hadn't come back to say it was you, I'd have known.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is weird...i was just browsing and i find my namesake!!!!! this is just so weird!!!hi i am poornima mohandas! and i am a libran too ;) wow!! pleased to find u ...awesome writing!!! keep up the good job!!!

8:43 AM  
Blogger A.G.Sudarshan said...

Do Last looks help? It feels a bit extra painful... more often than not.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Poornima: Lol! Yeah- its quite a surprise!

Sudarshan: Dunno if they help. But they definitely are required! A girl-thing, I guess!

9:18 PM  
Blogger raka said...

ooooaa
swept off my feet. do not want to spoil this feeling by writing sth stupid ...

10:16 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Raka: So the other things you've written were stupid? Gah- its one of those days, Monday morning et al.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i guess there is hally met sally kind of love in this world atleast until six months

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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