The Elephant Men

July 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm (Dominic Alapat, Poetry)

outside the bar

do not see the buildings

falling from the dark sky

in a row they stand whispering

while we walk

everywhere the darkness appears

and stands still

till it is drunk by our eyes

and the rickshaws speeding

slowing in pools of their own light

drive through empty streets

back into the sky

where the night today

has no stars no moon

no light to show.

– Dominic Alapat

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