The Children Have Gone

October 17, 2014 at 8:50 am (Dominic Alapat, Poetry)

for a ride in the horse-carriage along the sea

we stand in a circle passing

a bottle of toddy

when we play football

I realise I’m so heavy I can barely run

I have zero coordination

with the ball

I fall and fall

shouting things

the wind brings back

with the sky that comes so close swaying

like a child eager to join our game.

 

– Dominic Alapat

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