A. G. Bawang

Deja Vu - Poem by A. G. Bawang

Each step of your big steel toed foot
used to sound like an angry hammer at midnight.
Last night and tonight,
they were mute.

Breakfasts were usually smiles
and chicken-dancing to the tune of sizzling bacons.
But this is now the third morning
that you haven’t even done
a single step.

That motor mouth you use for guffaws
and out of tune ditties is now closed shutters.
Your brushing does not even
annoy me anymore.

Your eyes scurry
like the native piglets in Guilabo’s backyard
running in vicious circles-
helpless but resisting,
perhaps waiting for fatigue to set in
or for a more lucid
time to still.

You, my brother, have become me.

Comments about Deja Vu by A. G. Bawang

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2008

[Report Error]