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10 years

Published October 12, 2016 by dapithapon

It’s been 10 years since I saw you.
Our last encounter was filled with confusion.
My feelings for you back then was like a color of Spring,
Memories of blooming flowers cascading the mountain slopes,
Scent of carnation, pitimini rose flowers, kampupot, ilang-ilang
and Dama de Noche lingered on my senses and imagination.

Your smile was like a sweet nectar of santan.
Your presence was a mist after the rain,
and your eyes glistened like morning dew.
But, your thoughts were unfathomable
like the depths of an abandoned water well.
Your actions contradict your words.
It totally messed up my comprehension about you.

My last card was to invite you for coffee.
I even sent you a box of pulvoron.
Too bad, I was a complete coward.
Being a girl, I thought my aggressiveness will disappoint you.
I chickened out just when I was about to hear your reply.

Fast forward to 2016,
We met by chance again.
The moment we set our eyes on each other,
I knew that you recognized me in an instant.
I was so excited to see you and hear your voice again,
I held your hands while we had our conversation.
You asked for my number
and I gave it without hesitation.

Three weeks after that chance encounter,
I haven’t received a single message from you.
Was our chance meeting our final goodbye?

Whatever the reason is,
I lost this game.
I thought we could rekindle our feelings.
I guess from the beginning,
I was the only one who felt something.

Thank you for the memories.

Piraso

Published October 6, 2016 by dapithapon

Nagising akong namamaga ang namumulang mga mata,
nanginginig ang mga kalamnan sa ilalim ng makapal na kumot.
Napanaginipan kita kagabi.
Mahigpit mo akong niyakap
habang umaagos ang masagana kong luha
at humahagulgol akong tila limang taong gulang na bata.
Basa na ang asul mong polo mula sa maalat kong luha at pawis.
Pero patuloy mo pa ring hinahagod ang likod ko,
umaasang sana’y mapatahan mo ako.

Nang sa wakas ay naging kalmado na ako,
Pinagmasdan ko ang iyong mukha,
Kinabisado ang bawat sulok, linya, hugis, balat, nunal
at maging ang manipis mong bigote.
Lahat-lahat.

Hinayaan ko lang ang sarili kong titigan ka nang hindi kumukurap,
natatakot kasi akong baka bigla kang maglaho sa paningin ko.
Hinaplos ko ang mga pisngi mo na basa na rin sa pag-iyak.
Nadala ka sa walang kapaguran kong paghikbi.

Di mapawi ang lungkot na bumabalot sa pagkatao ko.
Ramdam na ramdam ko ang pangungulila
at kahungkagan sa bawat himaymay ko.

Ano ba ang dapat kong gawin?
Sampung taon kitang hinintay.
Sampung taon akong umasa na muli tayong magkikita.
At kung kailan nagkrus muli ang ating mga landas,
saka ka naman lumalayo,
hanggang sa hindi na kita kayang habulin
at ni bakas ng inyong anino ay hindi ko na maaninag.

Kumbaga sa siyam na planeta sa kalawakan,
ako ang planetang daigdig
at ikaw ay isa sa mga piraso ng namatay na bituin,
Unti-unti ka nang nawawala sa orbit ko.
Tila nag-supernova na yata ang dati mong pagtingin.

Sana ako na lang ang pirasong iyon
at ikaw ang planetang daigdig.
Mas gugustuhin ko pang mahigop ng dambuhalang blackhole
kaysa maging isang buhay na planetang
patuloy sa pag-inog
at naghihintay ng ilang bilyong taon
bago tuluyang mamatay at maglaho.

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