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El Vino de la Pena

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“Do you speak of silence?” – Makati, 22 November 2016

speak of
silence
in this
dark cellar
and pour
me
another glass.

the wine
tastes of
regrets
a thousand
conversations
spoken in
anger;
it tastes
bitter:
like the
salt
of tears
dripping into
one’s glass
in the
throes
of grief.

each sip
perfumed
by the
lingering
haunting
bewitching
bewildering
scent of
lost youth
and a
love
gone sour.

mutely,
i raise
my glass
to you:
to all
we had,
to all
we lost.

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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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