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"A Memory in Words" - Muntinlupa, 31 January 2016
“A Memory in Words” – Muntinlupa, 31 January 2016

Honest confession is good for the soul.  – Old English proverb

the things

i say

seem to

fall on

deaf ears:

sentiments

expressed in

muted

confidential

whisper;

a dawn

cab ride

wheeling through

silent streets;

the bittersweet

smokiness

of tobacco

as i

kissed

your cheek.

 

but:

i wonder

if you

heard

what

i said.

 

radio silence:

each

going separate

ways –

you to

the hills

the valleys

the roads

no one

dared to

take,

raising your

voice

in heartfelt

song;

i to

plotting ephemeral

campaigns

no one

will remember,

writing screeds –

huckster talk –

peddling

snake oil

to unwary

masses.

 

i wish

you knew

how i

worried;

how i

worry still.

 

i know

not

how much

farther

we both

must go;

i know

not

which direction

we both

must take.

 

but please:

i’d be

yours

if you

hadn’t a

cent

in your

pocket,

even if

all the

world

opts to

drop you

by the

wayside.

 

i’d happily

share

the journey

with you

and oh:

the story

we can

tell

our own

when twilight

descends.

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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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