‘LIGHTER OF THE PYRE’ by SATISH PENDHARKAR

The corpses of those

Who die from drowning

Stink like hell.

The corpses

Of cancer-patients

Ooze hazardous wastes.

 

Burning dead bodies

Comes easily enough

To the professional cremator

For whom sorting out

Fragments of bones from ashes

Is easier than feeding pigeons

As a bonus

He conquers the fear

Of Corpses

Of Ghosts

Of Vengeful Spirits

The fear of Humans though

Remains.

 

POET’s BIO

 SATISH PENDHARKARSATISH PENDHARKAR is 48 years old and lives in Mumbai, India. His poems have appeared in magazines like Scarlet Literary Magazine, Amaranthine Muses and Maverick. His short Stories have been published by Savvy and Alive.

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