after ee cummings’ l(a

Poetry by | September 15, 2013

by Darylle Rubino

(loneliness)
the leaf fell
(despair)
and left to wither
in sun and rain.
(moving on)
comes a flood
washing it off
to darkness of sewers,
(a journey)
then to unnamed
rivers, to unknown banks.
(death)
upon clay soil,
it’s breaking, melting,
disappearance:
untold and unheard of;
(peace)
on which a tree stands
shedding off more
loneliness.


Darylle Rubino is a graduate of BAEnglish (Creative Writing) from the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

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