Francisco Arcellana

(6 September 1916 - 1 August 2002 / Santa Cruz, Manila / Philippines)

I Wait For You - Poem by Francisco Arcellana

I wait for you
ready to leap at you
from every corner
at every turn
gathered to spring at you
from the shadow
of every tree
this is an ambush
but I am not the assassin
I wait, not with a knife,
but love, heavy, dripping in my hands.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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