Vodka on the Rocks

Playing with ice in a glass of vodka.
Swirling it, holding the glass on the lip
As the dews slide, the vodka gets colder
Yet I get scorched after every sip

I put the glass down, where it used to be
A square outline made by drops of water that fell
I play, I swirl, I listen, I smile then take a sip
“I wish someone would look at me like that.”

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Moonlight Reunion

Full moon on the Night of the winter solstice. The cold moonlight shines over the warm lights of the bustling City of Pines. As the Christmas countdown begins, the wind begins to blow colder each night.

I’m waiting beside the lamp post, opposite your apartment, feeling a bit warm from its orange light. With my gray coat over a lavender polo and cerulean scarf, which were suppose to keep me warm, but for some reason they were not working. As I wait for you, I recalled how I invited you to go with me tonight. I chuckled and blushed, as two young ladies in their pajamas passed by, probably thinking I’m crazy but they don’t matter

Hey! Are you free on the 22nd?

Yeah, what’s up?

Let’s go to the batch reunion together.

Yeah sure. As long as the food is free.

Eat all you can. Just wear something formal.

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Schedule

5:43 am, makulimlim at tila hindi pa sumisikat ang araw.

Nakita ko sa facebook na dumating na si Reg galing Korea. Halos apat na taon na kaming hindi nagkikita. Alam ko na umuuwi siya ilang araw bago magpasko pero hindi kami nagkikita.

6:27 am, sumakay ako sa taxi na amoy expired na air freshner. Nakakahilo.

May nag-DM sa akin sa Instagram kaya ko binuksan. Ang una kong nakita, post ni Reg. Nasaloob siya ng Victory Liner na bus, window side, kitang kita na kakalampas lang sa Lion’s Head. Caption: “I’m Back.” May 2 comments at 5 likes. Ako na yung pang-anim.

12:23 pm, Lunch. Monggo at Lechon Kawali. Lakas maka-healthy living to kababuyan real quick.

Nagbasa sa twitter ng mga kagaguhan ng mga tao for entertainment. Nag-notif yung messenger. Si Reg.

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Ganito Pala

Masaya ako na mahal pa rin kita.
Kahit hanggang dito lang talaga
Masaya pa rin ako na mahal kita.
Tanggap ko na, hindi na ako aasa

Ganito pala, pag nahanap mo na.
Magiging sumpa or gantimpala
Dahil minsan kailangan magparaya
Para sa taong sayo’y nagpapaligaya

Mahal kita, walang halong drama.
Ayaw kong mag move on sa’yo
Masaya akong minamahal kita
Mahal kita dahil dun ako masaya.

Nakakatakot Magmahal

…hindi dahil masasaktan ka o makakasakit ka…

…hindi dahil kailangan mong ibigay ang lahat at walang dapat matira 

…hindi dahil baka maiwan ka sa ere o ikaw ang kailangang umalis at mang-iwan.

…hindi dahil baka may magbago o baguhin kayo nito. At sa pagbabago na yon, tila makukulong kayo sa isat isa dahil ayaw niyo yung kinahinatnan ng pagbabago niyo

…hindi dahil mawawala ang pagmamahal, masasanay kayo at maghahanap ng iba.

Nakakatakot magmahal dahil…

…siya na, siya lang at wala nang iba.

…walang may alam kung sino siya.

…siya na at siya lang habang buhay.

heto tayo hinahanap siya sa isa’t isa, 

Ngunit ni isa sa ating handang maging “siya” para sa iba.

Basta pag andyan na siya…

Ako ay naniniwala…

Masasabi kong “Siya na Talaga.”
Mahirap magmahal ng taong hindi mo pa nakikilala.