Norman Santos

(Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

A Jar of Touch


Your touch
grew inside me
until I am just a jar
of beckoning echoes
reverberating your touch

A jar praying
to faith in memory
dying in the senescent hands
of capitulated sanity

And all the bellows
are kept inside,
and all the sentiments
are kept inside –
a jar full of resentful
unyielding lies.

Submitted: Thursday, July 04, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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