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Away, Homeward


My thoughts were raging.
But gentle was your warmth that
calmed all my quiet.

For quiet was my journey
and I was drifting alone.

’twas disengaging,
suffocating, spiraling.
And then you heard me.

Carefully you reached for me;
you held me and I was home.

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“Sweet Montage”


phosphene-flooded lights
and sweet petrichor lead me
straight to your solace

where we’re limitless
dancing to the melodies
in all rhythmic grace

for days are endless
as nights are never fading
and time slumbers deep

when fate tells of us
and all of the memories
that our promise keeps

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“To My Keeper”


All I feel is weightless.
Lost in all translation.
Stuck in golden shackles
of endless abdications.

So let me fall from glory.
And into you solace.
Let me yearn for refuge.
Let me yearn for grace.

For I am but a captive
of one too many crimes.
I seek of vindication.
Make me your divine.

Chase away my heartaches.
Shelter me from harm.
Let my spirit slumber
in peace and gentle warmth.

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Of Stardusts and Moonlust


Sail me across rivers
of moonlit oceans
along the cracks of
my shattered soul
Let the sound of your
sinful, silent laughters
leave me haunted-
lead my spirit home
Bask me in all glory
of your golden-ruffled glow
and lay waste me a myth
of divine inferno
Waltz with me
throughout dawnless nights
and come paint me
our own concierto

Tell me, what is it you truly desire?

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Hagibis (Fleeting-)


Hindi naman kailangan na matalinghaga
Di naman inaasahang puro lang hiwaga
Ngunit tila ba nilalaro lang ni Bathala
Pinagtagpo ngunit di itinadhana

it doesn’t have to be all poetic
not all too magical, not all too mystic
but as if by God we’ve been divinely played
destined to meet but not fated to stay

Bakit kung kailan hindi ko na akala
Kailang pag-ibig man ay tila ba banyaga
Dinig mo ba’ng bulong ng mga makatang
Pinagtagpo ngunit di itinadhana

and just when I thought to me it’s never dawning
when love seemed nothing but a foreign thing
do you hear the silent rhymes these poets say
destined to meet but not fated to stay

Paalam nalang…

fare well-

author’s note
…in case you’re wondering, the original piece (left-aligned text) is written in Tagalog.

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