a poem by Syam Madappattu

I lie on a mound earth
Ebb of agony swells my consciousness

In the mist of farce
figures fade out

Innocence of paper boats
drowns in the floods of tears

A rainbow ascends mourning
the lost kiss of little feet on its hunch

Butterflies flutter into the crevices of oblivion
ignoring the touch of little fingers

Forlorn and forsaken
I lie on a mound of earth

Rain seeks pores on my body