RIC S. BASTASA


Find not love (2)


Look for something not fragile
as a sparrow's egg nestled
on a branch of a tree
not as spacious as the blue sky from
where you are imagining so many things
that may not after all
happen in your lifetime
not as real as a mirage on the desert where
once you were lost and luckily
found almost dead
look not for long and lasting love
find it here inside a house
where the roof may leak
where the hinges of the window
are rusting
where the water pump is struggling hard
to pour water
to a child whose eyes are buried
upon its sockets
badly needing a drop of water
a grain of rice
a fish bone.

Submitted: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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