Norman Santos

(Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

This Long Furlough


This long furlough
is instilling false light and ailing cures
as we lay furtive in separate islands
musing upon the same moon

We tread the inexactitude
and wallow through vagaries
that was never what we call our own –
why do we have to live like this?

This long furlough
makes me speak for both of us
because I am so alone
and full of delusion

Submitted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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