Thursday, September 13, 2007

On the Beach

I think it was a brick-colored umbrella that shaded us from the omnipresent sun,
As it baked eager tanners — the shirtless and the hairy, the skinny cats and the curvy hens —and other beach bums.
We frolicked in the high tide with families, friends and other fearless devils,
As a preening beauty walked over and made her intentions almost vocal.
We dozed among shifting sands and medieval castles in mid-construction,
And amicably people watched before rudely getting cut off from a baby-cooing session!
Food was there aplenty: bagels, boardwalk fries, smoothies and funnel cake,
Plus a Thai lunch which gave us plenty of other options to forsake.
A mild distraction on our way back proved a little ominous —
An amusement park; it left one of us positively reeling in a shape that was circuitous.
Finally, homeward bound in our Bhangra Bandwagon ie. the suburban mini,
It shook and heaved as the skies parted but gave us radio waves for company.
Then, there in the distance amidst the pouring rain, was the Golden Arch —
We could eat a non-nutritious dinner and wait for the storm to pass!
A little after midnight we silently rolled back into the city, to our homes, to our beds,
Twas a wonder five crazy women spent the day together without killing each other dead.

3 comments:

rohitpad said...

vah vah - kya baat hai! i must say I'm impressed by the sheer imagery that this portrayed!

shilpa said...

rohit u are a true fan... and for that u get 10 brownie points... but it won't stop me from harassing u to come visit DC!! :p

rohitpad said...

I'll take those brownie points any day - met shikha yesterday at our regular monthly soirees...i think a visit to dc is becoming a necessity. I can't wait to see you sloshed!! :)