“The Body Rotten” by Dominic Alapat.

from inside
tells me
the earthly life
is very painful
that it will go
from bad to worse
and there’s nothing
I can do about it
and my neighbours
talk in the morning sunlight
and I think about
my end
and then I think about
the new born baby next door
and I smile
and after a while
I can hear Laxmanan talking
and his family members laughing
and the birds chirp
and Noorja and
the new born baby’s mother chat
and Noorja calls
baby baby baby
and I look up
at the sky
and it is glowing
with love
and I laugh at death
till I hear it laughing too
and then both of us go
hoo hoo hoo.


For further work, visit Dominic Alapat’s WordPress Blog.




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18 replies

  1. Wonderful piece, Love the ending.❤️❤️❤️

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  2. The genius of your poetry was in my thoughts this morning, and here you are Lucy. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ahhhh, what a lovely piece on the presence of non-presence. Well done, Lucy, it is lovely.

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  4. Such a wonderful piece! The writer really deserves some appreciation, this was a work of genius.

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  5. Thank you so much for your kind words AB!

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