Windsor Guadalupe Jr

Rookie (April 28,1992 / Philippines)

12: 00 - Poem by Windsor Guadalupe Jr

I pull the shades
To block out the Sun
And shun its screaming
Infidelities and auguries.

I feel naked
Behind the opaque sheets.
The afternoon melancholy
Made no noise
As the clocks did most of
The stealing.

In each stolen minute:
A body falls.
A drunkard gets killed
In a barbrawl or
Left lifeless in an alley
With a rusting dagger
In his chest.
A news of birth happens,
A couple making love,
Or destroying love - whichever.
A body is being buried
Underneath the thresholds
Of the Earth.
What infamy,
Time holds.

I am here to tell you
That past these stolen minutes,
A garden of untouched time
Awaits -

Only, we are bound
To ride this carousel
Once more.

The difference is
I stayed too long
Behind the sheets,
Behind the curtains -
Dull and dead
And watched the scenes
As time stole everything
From everybody.

And afterwards,
I’d have everything to give,
And they’d run
After me -
That not even time
Can touch me.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011



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