Monday, June 18, 2007

Finding borderland

It was a dingy hotel room. Didn't look at the curtains. Forget the bedsheets and the shapeless satins left by nameless people. The smell of antiseptic soap, the smell of once washed and many times touched white sheets.

I watch him shave. Through the half open door. Shaving, the old school method. He is like that in most things- traditional and not changing. At least I always knew where I stood with him. Outside his life. Or on the border when we had sex.

I don't care much for hotel rooms. The carpet...

He comes over to the bed I am sitting on. "Do you want to watch a movie?" he asks, taking my hands in his. I nod ecstatically.

"Dinner, movie and dancing if time permits." he adds in reckless measure, "the next time I promise."

We have sex and he sleeps. The movie plays on the television in the neighboring room.

16 Comments:

Blogger cOOL_aLIEN_fRM_mARS said...

you are an inspiration :)

4:19 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

CAFM: Renamed to the 'inspired' series! :)

6:00 AM  
Anonymous jedi said...

kickass.
this and the others.
i like.

9:22 PM  
Blogger dharmabum said...

no post coital smoke?

9:58 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Jedi: :) Ty!

Balu: Missed that one out man! Next time!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Sudarshan. A. G. said...

A bit brutish this time around? Welcome(?) variation over the regular subtleties. :)

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had two lives, I would give them both to you, for the way you write, for the way you are...

5:37 AM  
Blogger aks said...

hey sweetheart....
thou art a magician....casting spells with thy divine power of words.... nice one..

1:37 PM  
Anonymous thelearner said...

Why do I want to be not like that guy?

10:24 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sudarshan: And I was just thinking of you! :)

Anon: Then its a good thing you aren't a cat! :P

Aks: Ty! :)

Thelearner: You are better off the way you are!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Zealous Zygote said...

Nice one. Liked it.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Zy: Long time! :)

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Abinash Sarangi said...

I liked the style of the Guy and you too. An indifferent act, where u don't indulge yourself and the purpose is achieved... joy. Just enjoy the act dear and not the residue. [:)]

4:58 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Abinash: An act without a residue can be enjoyed, but the presence of 'after effects' cant go unnoticed no?

1:50 AM  
Anonymous Abinash Sarangi said...

Well well after effect will be there, thats the nature of any event in the universe. But anything that exists in your spectrum needs your acknowledgement for its existance. I am just saying don't acknowledge them. And the after effect will die like the ripple in a glass of water.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

3:18 AM  

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