I Could Not Stand Up

May 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm (Dominic Alapat, Poetry)

not even

to my knees

there were words

so heavy

my head knocked

against the street constantly

I did not want to go on

but if I stopped

nerves burst through

my body

and my back cracked

so I stumbled on.

Out of nowhere

the music began to sound

the notes slow

I saw the sea

and as I started

to stand up straight

through the mist

several skyscrapers rose.

– Dominic Alapat

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1 Comment

  1. Tokoni O. Uti said,

    Lovely piece

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