Monday, August 1, 2016

The stranger in my heart

Dear Stranger,

Today I watched your birthday video when I was browsing the media on my phone. I am practically a BUM, not doing anything and got a million thoughts playing. I felt that you're new to me. It's been couple of months since the last time I kissed you tenderly. It's been weeks since the last time my eyes glanced at your beauty. I felt different. It's like I never knew you at all.

You wiped your eyes before you blew your cake, paused for like twenty seconds while smiling (making a wish?) then you killed the spark of the candles. That smile was unfamiliar to me. It's like I never saw you smile. The way you moved your hands is like of a wanderer. It's like you never embraced me at all. The way you looked at the people around is alien to me. It's like I never bonded with you... with a crowd.

Just not a long ago, you were the only person I knew. I danced in the tune of your music. I sang a million songs to please your ears. I knew you very well... so well that I forgot that we coexist with other living organisms on earth and even grasshoppers need air. You polluted my soul. You conquered my languorous heart. 

Hey Stranger! You left your image in my heart, but my mind already forgot who you were and myself is incognizant of who you are now.

Sincerely,

C

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The one who left

I was thinking that in the Yin and Yang of relationships, we truly do not deserve the one who left.

There were countless times that you promised me you are SURE. You won't wake up someday not wanting me anymore. You convinced me to buy you ticket to my dreams but I noticed that you didn't pack your bags. Well I have complicated dreams, and there are lots of "to bring" list.

However, I packed for you and brought stuff that we may need. I told myself, maybe you can decide what to wear in the promised trip. I got it all prepared.

It was a rainy afternoon when I arrived at the station. I waited until 11PM. We missed countless successions. Until I decided to board alone.

You weren't coming. But If you ever decide to come back and find me, promise me darling that you won't ever leave again.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Night Shift

Ang araw koý tulog at ang gabi koý wlang buhay.
Subsob sa trabaho habang ang diwa ay naglalakbay.
Mga sigarilyo na nagbibigay ng panatag.
Mga buntong hininga na inaabot ng liwanag.


Mahirap pala matakot ng hindi sumisigaw.
Pawang nadidinig ay alingawngaw na hindi umaayaw.
Akoý naghahanap ng taguan para hindi ako makita.
Ayokong sumama, magpadala sa itinadhana.


Ang mga luha ng mata ay suklob ng dilim.
Habang nagpupumiglas ang mga ito kapag ang nakaraaý sariwain.
Ang lagnat sa pusoý malakas na nanlalaban.
Hindi napapagod magtanong, bakit? bakit sya sugatan?


Ang pagtuldok sa pangarap, biglang sumambulat.
Na parang ikaý sinaksak pero bawal umiyak.
Sa gabi na palaging gising, hindi mahapong ulitin.
Maselang bahaghari, patuloy na hihintayin.