She

June 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm (Dominic Alapat, Poetry)

folded back

into herself

a page crumpled

and lost

in some bag or box

from this darkness

she mumbled

how much the world has changed…

how much the world has changed…

my old neighbour doddered into

my living room

she had got locked out of her house

I’ve been here before she said

yes many times I told her you’ve forgotten…

the drain in my house started gurgling then

like it was trying to say something

for long it thundered

then went quiet

when she left

there were just the empty chairs and me…

and the afternoon fled into the night.

 

– Dominic Alapat

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