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D’en Haut

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“Observatory View” – Makati, 16 March 2017

from where
i stand
it all
seems beautiful
and strong
and safe –
but
i know
well enough
too well
indeed
the dirt
that seeps
‘tween the
cracks
and crevices.

and i
know
how people
wear their
masks
and hide
in shadows;
and i
know
of the
reek
of corruption
befouling
the air
below
and the
lies
we tell
each other
to believe
as if
they were
gospel.

but
let me
linger
for a
while
in this
aerie
where all
seems fair
seems good
seems true
at a
distance.

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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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