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La Doleur pour Le P’tit-Dejeuner

"Still Life: Churros con Chocolate" - BGC, 03 August 2015
“Still Life: Churros con Chocolate” – BGC, 03 August 2015

solitary meal

eaten in

silence;

no dining

companions,

only one’s

thoughts.

 

and i

contemplate

what is

to come:

a dreaded

separation,

a parting

of ways;

concatenation

of variables

muddling

an already

frenetic life.

 

and the

crullers

lose their

savour;

the chocolate

more bitter –

deplorably,

regrettably,

disappointingly

bitter –

than sweet,

as if

pleasure

turned into

ashes

with every

sip,

every bite.

 

but i

will never

let you

see

the tears

threatening

to fall,

to roll

down my

cheeks;

you will

never

hear my

sighs –

plaintive or

otherwise –

at your

going.

 

we will

say our

adieus

with smiles

with laughter

with witty

even ribald

banter.

 

but

for now

let me

get my

tears

out of

my system;

let me

get used

to loneliness,

radio silence

again;

only:

stay safe

keep safe

and come

back

unharmed

and happy.

 

until then

i regard

my meal

regretfully

and push

it

away.

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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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