The Bodies at Daybreak - Manushya Puthiran

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It was after the night
when you slept off
next to me
too tired to change dress
that I woke up for the first time
at daybreak

A white light was languidly
crawling upon
Your body from which
the blanket had slipped away

You lay in the open space
In the light of
The daybreak
With bare breasts
Like a whale emerging slowly
from the depths of the sea
above the water surface

Like a leopard
unhurriedly exiting
a bush

like an idol
that had not yet been installed in the sanctum

Was this the body
I had swayed over
With such impunity,
I stood startled
for a moment

Translated by R. Abilash