Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Slinging Ink: Poem


Something small: a lightbulb nestled
inside a rusting steel cage, furiously
illuminating the cornice, the porch,
waiting for the shadow to drop
within its boundaries. I am scared
of the next poem to come after this,
as if everything that follows
this tiny electric star is nothing
more than a futile battle against
the encroaching outline of the dark.

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Nikki Alfar
Tobie Abad
Gabby Lee
Andre Mischa Cleofe
Cathy delos Santos

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