On Planning

I know you’re a planner,
so I resisted
my impulsive side
and instead
designed the following:

You and I
3 weeks’ from right now
take the red
minimally rusty
Royal Enfield Bullet
I intend to buy
tomorrow
and circumnavigate
this Indian continent,
setting out in whichever direction
the bike happens to be facing
at that moment.  

What’s that?
Have I ever
even ridden
a motorcycle
before?

Don’t be silly….
Of course not.
That’s what the 3 weeks
are for—
to figure out
what all the buttons do.