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Citrus

"Orange and Lemons (?!?)" - Bagtikan, Makati, 06 March 2015
“Orange and Lemons (?!?)” – Bagtikan, Makati, 06 March 2015

long have i

tasted

the bitterness:

the bracing,

the biting

sharpness

of solitude.

 

long have i

known

the caustic

burning

soul-souring

yearning.

 

grown silent

over time;

grown angrier

year upon

passing

year,

and yet:

 

an elusive

sweetness,

unseen,

unforeseen

affections;

kindnesses

hidden ‘neath

brusqueness

casual humour;

sly smirk

concealing a

shyness;

hesitation in

words unuttered.

 

but ’tis true –

’tis true:

one

must needs

cut through

astringent aromatic

peel

strip off

bitter pith

and find

sweetness

near the

core…

at the

heart

of it

all.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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