(a response to the poem “Ode to a Facebook Photo” by Allen Samsuya, which appeared in December 2, 2012)
In this portrait, there are only my eyes
that speak of yearning to see
The stream of your stars
scattered in my galaxies.
I swim my eyes through the nebula
outside this four-cornered universe.
Nevermind the griffins and bountiful trees.
Let me see your abyss.
Karen Kae is a BSED-English student in the Ateneo de Davao University.
It started with a spark
That ignited the excitement –
I was inflamed by what I held
As we celebrated the moment
Our flames finally flickered
But our light was dying
Have been cindered into ashes –
And the ashes
Karen Kae Dicdican is currently enrolled in Ateneo de Davao University and is a fellow of the recently concluded 2012 Davao Writers Workshop.
Beneath the threads of
Silver linings, pins of stars
sought to string
these stars together
But the beads would not budge.
bound as a knot.
Karen Kae Dicdican is a 2nd year BSED-English student from Ateneo de Davao University.