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Not 20/20

Not 20/20

I close my eyes

Shying it away

From the burning rays of light

I hide in the darkness

Of the depths

Of my soul.

A place

of nothingness

of safety

of security.

Of non existence.

I rather be blind.


Windows Media Player


Windows Media Player

Staring blankly on the 14” monitor

Letting myself get hypnotized

By the changing neon colors

Jumping, dancing, palpitating through the screen


I turn the speaker’s volume up

Trying to drown these wasted thoughts

With the lyrics of the playing song

It was as if a lullaby

In this troubled soul of mine

Pangungulila Sa Yo

    1. Kadiliman                                                                                                                                 Ang nakikita ko                                                                                                                 Tuwing gabi

                  Hindi ikaw

       Hangin                                                                                                                                       Ang humahaplos sa ‘kin                                                                                               Tuwing gabi

                  Hindi ikaw

       Unan                                                                                                                                            Ang kayakap ko                                                                                                                 Tuwing gabi    

                  Hindi ikaw

       Panaginip                                                                                                                                  Ang katalik ko                                                                                                                               Tuwing gabi

                  At hindi ikaw.

  • An Ode to Someone Who Doesn’t Know Me

    The first time
    I laid my eyes on you
    I felt enchanted
    Out of the blue

    Your smile
    Your eyes
    Resonated in my mind
    Picturing how lovely you are

    Days pass by
    And I’m getting addicted
    By thoughts of you
    As if you’re my narcotic

    I know you
    But I am just
    Of the million faces
    Surrounding you

    But I hope
    Someday, sometime soon
    You will to read this
    Dedicated to you

    So you can remember
    Of all the million faces surrounding you,

    I am the

    Who has been longing for you.

    Smoker’s Credo

    Finger’s perfumed by nicotine
    Breath bitter due to tar
    Lungs filled with this toxic air

    Yet it seduces my senses
    Into the realm of temporary calmness

    Then I choke
    with hope
    My head hurts
    with fantasies of better life
    My eyes entertained
    by the smoke dancing in mid-air.

    I enjoy
    I smile

    But when the stick
    stops burning

    The smoke
    will already fade

    The perfume
    will be gone

    My breath
    will be clear

    And just like that,
    I’m back to my old self again.