Remembering You



A ghostly flower blooming and withering,

(or blot) blinking with colors that strain to brightness,

to equal those of what were seen before;

fragments, with the music or plain utterances

attempting to be as loud (or as soft)

as what they really were...


But all in vain.


Blurred and ephemeral. Just for a haunting and fleeting...

Many times an unexpected visitor,

an intruder, inside...


What is complete and constant is that depressing spirit:


Void of form and details, yet lingering, encumbering,

dragging. Punctuated, highlighted,

by the thief that intermittently

gives, curses, and leaves


with a piece.



Karlo Sevilla


Karlo Sevilla writes from Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared in Philippines Graphic, Radius, Matter, an Origami Poems Project microchap, in the respective first anthologies of Peacock Journal, Riverfeet Press, and Eternal Remedy, and others. 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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