Finally after the procedures
They put a toe tag on my ‘body’
Yes, referred as ‘body’ from now onward!
How much or how long have I run, hardly matters
The race is over now
The materialistic mania
My own people
All dissolved in disillusion
The cold ‘body’ now waits in a cold storage
For the priorities to have time
To come and claim
To formally do the ‘rituals’ and
Get rid of my mortal remains
From this ever- evolving earthly abode
Now the body realizes
Does not consider the cold storage
As its permanent residence….
The author is management leader by profession. He has 5 research publications to his name in the field of CRM and two book chapters. A well read and vastly published poet. Featured among 100 emerging poets of Asia. Featured poet of the month in Poetry Soup in 2016-17. Featured poet as contemporary Asian poets of 2016-17. Featured artist of the week in The 13Alphabet Magazine - 2017-18. Featured artist at the St. Charles Artsfest gallery - Chicago 2018. Conferred ‘The Author of the year 2018’ by Story mirror. 20 international and 25 national poetry publications in paper backs and e-books. Popularly known as ‘Dusk’ in literary circles.