Dalawang Pahina

Magkubli tayo sa kunwari at sa kung ano ang hindi kailan ma’y magiging tayo,
habang ninanasa ang mga pangakong sa panaginip lamang nabubuhay at totoo.

Sabay nating paglaruan ang mga salitang ni minsa’y hindi sinambit ng mga duwag na labi,
habang pinagmamasdan ang apoy na pumapaso sa’ting balat t’wing mapusok na haplos ang nagwawagi.

Mamuhay tayo ngayon na parang walang naganap na kahapon.
Kung sa ganoong paraan ka liligaya, ipagpapatuloy kong hilingin na sana’y hindi mawala ang ngiti sa’yong mga mata.

Magkubli tayo sa kunwari at sa kung ano ang hindi kailan ma’y magiging tayo,
habang ninanasa ang mga pangakong sa panaginip lamang nabubuhay at totoo.

Mananatili ako rito. Magkukubli. Magkukunwari.
Hanggang sa dumating ang araw na baka nais mo ring magtagpo tayo sa iisang dulo.

-d. rose / 2.12.17

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After All

What seemed to be pushed behind one’s consciousness will take its toll and revenge on one’s peaceful dream.

In my reality
I have let you go—
for so long, I have.
You are now
nothing but a shadow
unknown
of what it once was.

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Stop Monopolizing Art

We may be different worlds apart defining art. Just let it be. Art is gaining freedom, as well as giving it to someone. Appreciate and motivate. Art is never discouraging aspirants. Stop monopolizing Art.

See You Again

I stare at the journal resting in my clammy and trembling hands, couldn’t summon to look in her pained eyes as guilt hits me with promises that never come to reality. Standing right now with her, at the cottage near the end of a beach boardwalk where together we smiled, laughed and shared our darkest secrets, she seems away from me—facing further in the sea. Then she turns—blank from the hints of her emotions. I pause for a moment, trying to gather words that could fit. I have no right to keep her long for nothing.
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How Much Can I Fill a Vessel

How much can I filll a vessel,
When you stand at its side,
Eyes burning with pride,
Poking your stick with a sharp end,
Spilling all the water?

How much should I fill,
How long ’til I waiver?