If I were a river

If I were a river, I will choose

you as my destination, to flow

like the tears of the cherubs

one summer to quench the thirst

of the vineyards.


I could hear the orchestra,

your violin laughter and your piano

smile blending harmoniously

with my heartbeat that I tried

to tie my foot to the hills

like the marriage of smell

and touch.


The pain in my chest to find

you in the arms of the sea is

a stabbing, I succumb that I feel

the sorrow traveling through my veins,

I am alone on this journey,

alone on this journey.



First published in The Manila Times

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