Desolation

My fingers ache to write
About things falling apart;
About rubbles
Tainted with fingerprints
That match perfectly with mine.

About rusty chains
Wrapped around the necks
Of people I love
Tugged by the midline of my index
I keep pulling,
Pulling. Pulling. Continue reading Desolation

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Spiderweb

To what shall I compare
The networks we all share?
A spiderweb, a slight tug—
a vibration, an indifferent shrug.

A cycle of water,
The birth of another,
A child and a mother—
An inherently interwoven connectedness
by a Weaver without rest. Continue reading Spiderweb

Limitless Boundaries

Everything that is truly,
breathtakingly beautiful
is found above.

Like white pillow clouds,
Forming dragons dining on a long table
Ducks spreading wings on top of an alligator
Remolded into a cotton candy
With vanilla ice cream flavor.
On and on the painting changes,
The indecisive wind sure makes a lot of smudges. Continue reading Limitless Boundaries

For the Ortho Queen

You took the saying
“Take all the time in the world,”
Quite too seriously
Kneaded time
Like a perfectionist baker
Thought of the next move
Like a professional chess player

Our bonding moments
Were mostly department stores
And passing hours
Bustling marketplaces
And few more hours
Scavenging through
Mounds and mounds of ukay-ukays,
Cramping legs
And million begs:
“Mama, uwi na tayo, Continue reading For the Ortho Queen