Corrosive Bloom

Corrosive Bloom


This drawn-out series of shadow plays,

protracted passion of dark days,

leaves me vanquished. Prostrate, I ponder

the essential difference

between your corsage

crushed on the floor,

and that bouquet of roses

strewn among the fragments

of the shattered vase.



Karlo Sevilla



Karlo Sevilla is a freelance writer who lives in Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Excavation, NatureWriting, Rat's Ass Review, Kitaab, an Origami Poems Project microchap, in the respective first anthologies of Peacock Journal, Riverfeet Press, and Eternal Remedy, and elsewhere. He also coaches wrestling, trains in Brazilian Luta Livre, and does volunteer work for the labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (Solidarity of Filipino Workers). 







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