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  8397.     

let me tell you something

do not be intimidated by what i do,
there is no sense to my work
this is plain
cooperation with boredom
and some unresolved conflicts
(i still hope conflicts have minds of
their own
and resolve their conflicts by themselves
which they call
as auto-resolution, people have a
sub-language of their own
wanting to be understood
within their circles)
do not think that i am your competitor
i must admit before you
i am not an artist at all
not even hardworking
i am clumsy and cannot even hold a pen
and if i hold it
my teacher says i am holding a hammer
(her term really is a jackhammer
since i am forceful by all means
asserting always
the wrong point, and my classmates laugh
at me
and they never had the inkling that someday
i will be a great man
sort of i can be the best mediocre in town
a nobody, a great nobody,
yes, i finally know the term
do not take me seriously for someday
i will be a great nobody
if ever i get to be
90)
now are you satisfied that i am
not threatening at all?
you see, i am just an ordinary son
to the most ordinary father
who goes to the sea
old and naked
clanging bones and dives
to the depth
with all the people saying
'Que Horror! '

it is just a splash you know
it is nothing, like the splashing frog of Basho.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  8398.     

let me think of an island

an island
surrounded by sharks

i am in this island
and you are in the nearby island

we wish to touch
we cannot so we only communicate through signs
of our hands
we try to speak but the wind carries our voices away
so we cannot really figure out
what we are saying

i cannot take the risk of swimming the sea
infested with sharks
i still love my life and risking it for you
will not be worth it

so here we are
helplessly devoted to each other
unable to touch
yet always promising to love and be with each other.

aren't we foolish?
i admit i am, and i admit that in the last analysis
let me quote the famous self-centered actress:
i admit i love
but i love me better than you.

am i foolish? i admit i am.
But that is the truth.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  8399.     

let me wear your shoes

i shall take a closer look of you
why are you filled with so much hate?
i like to understand every burst of your temper
why are you so unlike the rest? those who want to love
and be gentle like the softness of the green grass
under the skies,
i like to understand why you hate me
why you want to make me disappear
from your own point of view?
i like to stoop and listen
to every sigh and every word
that you do not utter

i like to be a part of you and be more
tolerant about your tantrums
you must ask me why. and i will tell you.

i like to think that you are such a lovable person.
i think, i love you.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  8400.     

let me write you a happy poem

after ten years
you are inside a bus
going back home
bringing the bacon

your mother hugs you
your father kisses you
surrounded by brothers
you take the pictures

dinner time is joyful
your favorite lasagna
and red wine and
roasted chicken and
jasmine rice

at night you all sit
on the grass
telling more stories
watching the stars
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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