Takipsilim/II

Habang binabagtas mo ang dapithapon ng Diliman,
sasagilahan ka ng kung ano [ang matingkad na langit?
malamig na hangin?] at ikaw ay mapapatda: mag-iinit
kumbaga ang tenga, mapapakapit nang mahigpit sa
manibela’t mapapatuon sa silinyador upang higitin
ang sasakya’t takasan ang dagling pagkawala ng
pusong natusok na naman ng mga alaala—mukha,
tinig, panahon—at dinaluyan ng di-nakikitang dugo.

From Una Lagrima Furtiva, 1993

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