NaPoWriMo 13 : Petrichor


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Velleka in the rain                                                   Pic credit : Reenaprasad

Scent of renewal 

 

Somewhere when it rains
a boy runs barefoot to a stream
A page is torn
and he beams at his little boat
pirouetting
to overcome a mound of roots
that threatens its passage

It breaks free
and bobs merrily for a while
enjoying the bumpy ride
till the rain plays traitor
and wets its fragile insides

He shouts with glee
insistant that all should leave 
their irrelevant preoccupations
and come to see his warrior ship
fighting the elements to the death

Few bother to
They smile indulgently
and rebuke him gently
for abusing the hallowed notebook
not seeing
the greatest lesson that he would ever need
was being taught by the stream, the boat
and rain

forever to be remembered
rising from within him as petrichor
when in another time, place or season
he the boat, would move in circles
without rhyme or reason
unable to see the drift of things

Then the rain would come
drenching his arid mud
with the reassuring scent of a land 
forgotten
and he would find the notebook again
and tear off another page
©Reena Prasad

 

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