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Sometimes, you forget

Sometimes, you forget he’s dead.

You’ll be away for a long trip out of town, and come home expecting him to be there. He’s not. He’s gone.

You’ll want to come home and tell him about your travel tales, how much of a great adventure everything was.

You’ll tell him about how you got lost and how you figured everything out.

You’ll find that his room is now empty.

There’s no one there to listen to your hundred little stories of trains and airports and markets and temples and food and how origami seemed so much more fun when you’re there.

Or how much your feet ached to the bone from all the walking, then you’ll laugh about it together.

You’ll want to talk about the weather, how much colder autumn turned out to be, how autumn is like winter to someone who thrives on sweltering heat here.

You just forgot. He’s not here. He’s gone.

Remembering someone from way up the Tokyo Skytree

 

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Tatlong linggo

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Sunset over the Potomac River

Sa pagsikat at paglubog ng araw
Sa liwanag ng buwang kay panglaw
Sa mga gabing hindi dalawin ng antok
Sa bawat bulong ng pusong tumitibok
Sa mga patlang ng pangungusap
Sa bawat segundong mata ay kumurap
Naroon ka
Saan man ako magpunta

Hahanapin ka sa bawat aawiting kanta
At madidinig ka sa bawat tipa ng gitara
Tatawirin ang pagitan
Sa aking isipan, ika’y masisilayan

Tatlong linggo ang lilipas
At sa huli, ako ay kakaripas
Pabalik sa bayang pinagmulan
Sa piling mo, doon ako mananahan

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Balisawsawin

(Para kina Fro, Ella at Cel)

Kwento ng init-lamig-init
Patumpik-tumpik
Mga planong walang plano
Ng pulpol na mga arkitekto
Nakasulat sa hangin
Nakakakabag
Nakakabagabag
Bakasyon na walang aksyon
Mapagpanggap
Mga pangarap
Tunaw sa araw
Binalisawsaw

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