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Norman Santos

(Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

Endings Without Beginnings


The final words are spoken
and there were no goodbyes
but an abundance of transitions –
weary preludes before we die

And now I smoke my cigarette
alone, remorseless and conceited
burning out the flaming ropes
of memory and sentimentality

Asunder like how things end
before they begin – we are
a wound no longer, never
was there anything to bleed for

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

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