Make Me

A beautiful flower that bloom
centuries after.
A sea wave that tides the bay.
An air that you can’t live without
even you cannot touch it.
Something like a fantasy—
That will never happen.

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Sapat Na

Di man kita makita
Hawakan ka’y di man magawa
Sapat nang makausap ka
Sapat na ang mga salita

Di man kita marinig
Sa puso ko’y pumupintig
Mga mensahe mong nakakabilib
Kahit tuldok ako’y kinikilig

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The atmosphere between them was not as calm as the weather from outside. Both were feeling tense, though they didn’t know why. It must have been the coffee — or maybe something else. But there they sat quietly; eyes distracted by the clouds drifting faster as the seconds go by. A deep breath to break the silence. Then, their eyes meet.
“You know what, I’ve been thinking,” the man said while lightly shaking his cup of coffee as if stirring its brewed content.
“About what?” the woman said.
“What if ‘us’ happened?” he looked at her. “Would we still be together?”
She looked down. Then back at his eyes. The same pair of eyes she longed to see again for a very long time.
“You know, that question has also bothered me for eight years already,” she said with a faint smile on her face.
“Really?” his face had a mixed emotion of hope and disbelief.
She looked at him and gave a slight nod.
“For all those years,” he said. “I always wanted to talk to you.”
“Why didn’t you?” she asked.
“I was afraid.”
“Afraid of what?”
“That you might not keep your word.”
He looked away and held his cup with both hands.
“That you might still reject me even if we settled to be just friends,” he continued.

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For eternity.

Tonight, I feel like dancing with you.
I’d walk to your table
From across the hall
To hold your delicate hand
And ask you for a dance

Together holding hands
On the ballroom floor of petals
Illuminated by glitters and faint lights
With a lovely melody echoing around the hall
Singing about my everlasting love for you

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Far Too Late

Today, I saw you outside our window
And a decade worth of memories
Flashed before my eyes
Haunted by a single question
That our minds cannot erase
Still wondering who gave up
And left the other falling
Waiting for too long
For the perfect time to come
Which almost came,
But was never caught
By the coward souls
With fragile hearts
Who never even tried;
Nor ever risked their lives.

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The Damsel

I’ve been dreaming a lot about you lately
Us, together
Having walks at the park
And trips to the museum
Staying at the penthouse
Swimming in a pool
Kissing like you never want to wake me up

We take a ride at a galleon heading to the place
Where all dreams do come true
I hold onto your waist
As we sail towards the east
Where the sun rises
And another day begins

I look into your eyes
And you look into mine
I’ve always known you’d look so beautiful
Even when I close my eyes

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Nakilala ko siya, isang gabi
At kinilala niya ako
Hinila niya ang aking kamay
At saka ako dinala sa kaniyang santuwaryo
Tahimik ang gabi
Bahagyang nakapalibot sa kuwarto ang liwanag na singhina ng kandilang kumikislap
Pinapasok niya ako at inimbitahang umupo
Sa kaniyang silid na walang upuan — kundi, higaan
Dito ko na lang daw muna palipasin ang gabi
Habang pinagsasawaan ko ang kaniyang mapupulang mga labi
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