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Humahangos

sa ilalim ng talulot

ng pikit niyang mga mata,

umiikot ang kanyang paningin.

tila naghahanap sa dilim

ng daan palabas

ng bangungot

na sumukob sa mundong

itinago ng tulog –

nais tumakas sa

halakhak ng humahabol

na halimaw.

 

di man mahimbing

di rin magising

ang aking mahal.

 

di maimulat ang mga mata.

 

maya maya pa’y bumuka ang kanyang bibig,

bahagya,

at muling itinikom.

wari’y sikretong muntik nang makaalpas.

 

nais kitang sundan

mahal ko,

hanapin ka sa karimlan.

dala ko ay

kandilang di naagnas at

apoy ng dakilang tapang.

 

handa na akong lumusong

sa kumunoy ng iyong katinuan;

kundangan lang sa iyong

pagbalik.

 

humahangos,

butil-butil ang pawis,

at walang pagkilalang nabanaag

nang ako’y iyong tignan.

 

sa susunod, mahal

mauuna na ako

sa lugar na iyong kinatatakutan

at doon maghihintay – 

nang ni isang saglit

di mawalay ang ating malay.

 

kay lungkot mag-isa.

 

 

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Unfinished

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Not that I don’t have anything to say, but I guess it’s one of those times when the words aren’t coming. Anyway, maybe this will do for now. I’ve been working on this one for some time and I don’t know if I’m done with it already… Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. We’ll see…


“Unfinished”

When all expressions of love have been spent,

What is left but the silent speaking of souls?

A look which says –

“I see you” –

like bare sunlight.

A sigh that says –

“I am here” –

like the shore is for the sea…

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freedom

walk with me down
toward the river’s edge
and watch the changing water
let’s look across to the other side
where we have never been
hold my hand and jump in
this is not the day to drown
the water will be cold
the current swift
but we will fight our way afloat
and stand on the shore again
on the other side
where we have never been
but always were
free

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