Of the Body and Soul
The body that you love
Is a vessel that the spirit once loved
A long time ago.
They wandered regretfully
In the abyss,
Leaving astral traces in your dreams.
For the warmth of the vessel
The flesh and blood
Were also once an essence of magic power.
You can either be raised as a transcendental being
Bloom like the lotus
Guarding the epiphany of birth-reborn cycle
Or remain a selfless spirit—
Senseless suffering to embrace
The body from
Ismim Putera is a poet and an amateur fictionist from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. His works can be found in Ghostheart, Ayaskala, Prismatica, Orris Roots, Al-Qasas, Eksentrika and Anak Sastra.