Norman Santos

(Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

Leaving


Dreams climbed swiftly
like soft billowing smoke
taking pleasure, leisure
with every undulation
it grows into a cathedral
of ornate beauty and
religious dedication

And cathedrals crumble
like natural calamities,
it thaws and topple
like an avalanche
destroying the pillars
from the very beginning
sadistically, hungrily

And in this wry moment
of open fragility, a wound
breathing desperately,
is when disappearing is easy
bu it is when I can never have
the heart to leave.

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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