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A Jar of Starlight, Please

"Captured Starlight" - Paranaque, 10 May 2015
“Captured Starlight” – Paranaque, 10 May 2015

would you

think it

cruel

of me

if i ask

you

to catch

some

starlight

in a jar

for me?

 

would you

think it

mad

to ask

for a

trifle

an unusual

an impossible

frivolous

trumpery

thing?

 

i sorely

need

a little

magic

right now

a little

light

to brighten

this darkened

this blighted

life

of mine.

 

would you

let me

catch

a kiss

a smile

of yours

something –

anything –

to make

me feel

this life

is still

worth living,

that magic

exists,

that miracles

still happen

despite this

miasmic

darkness

that threatens

to snuff

out

the light

that glows

from within.

 

so please:

catch me

a bit

a glimmer

of starlight

and we

can share;

there will

be magic

enough

for two.

 

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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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