Treasure Island

Norman Santos

(Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

To A Muse


I found you
intersecting the line I tread
in the dark avenues
of rain and sad
harmonies

And you allowed me
to steal your light
and your precious time
for a moment,
then took it back
stridently

Now I am obsessed
in lines crossing each other
making X’s and other
wrong, beautiful
warnings

And then I found me
making lines that were never there
dividing finite galaxies
into verbose poetry,
mellifluously

Now I see more
even if I have to feel less
there was nothing
in sentiments
to an ephemeral muse,
anyway.

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

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