CORPSES

Apurba Kumar Khound
I have miles to go
mountains to climb
as I sidestep the body
lying inert,
on the pavement,
covered in rags,
hurrying ahead !!
Remember the time
when I would stop :
to listen to songs of birds,
to soothe my eyes
on the beauty of sunset
sitting by the riverside !
But, not anymore !
I have things to achieve,
miles to go,
and time is short !!
Yet, the innert body
asks of me the haunting
question “when and why
did I board the Wagon
of  living corpses” ???

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