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staring at you

We sound the same
I mimicked you for twelve years
Like a mynah bird
Your choice of words
Your accent
Nasal like the American guest professor
of ateneo de manila university

To a certain point
I wanted to be like you.

One night I went out
Of my body
Like a wind
I went into you as you breathe
For air

I took the tours
In your mind and detours in your heart
And even in the sensitive
Places of your loins
& groins
To find what is in you
That I love

I stayed longer in the chambers
Of your heart
On a closer scan of your arteries
a closer, careful look

I did not find you there
I did not even see
My picture of my face that you said
You really love

We sound the same I thought
We were never alike
We have never really spoken
i am shaken

Now I am back in my body
To be myself, this time just be myself

Staring at you.
 
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  10798.     

starting anew

i touch my chin
and scratch my cheek
there is something
a thought that
keeps recurring with a note
of an old piano
music
i am trying to remember it
but i can't

it is about our love, i suppose,
it was nice,
but i must, i decide, bury the note
in the deep silence
of the sea

i am making new tracks
on the shore
i am passing a river
 
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  10799.     

starving

i may have starved for food
not having dinner with you

but i have seen you tonight
and you smile at me and

you wave your hand
and i let you go with him

my love i am more than full
i may be hurt, but my love

i am satisfied i am more than full
seeing you so happy with him
 
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  10800.     

state of affairs

there is a stain of
coconut oil in my eyeglass
and i keep on writing
and writing
whatever comes in my mind
i am patient
with the vagueness that the
glass is providing me
at any rate
the feeling is that
i am shedding tears.
 
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