This Sunday - Poem by RIC BASTASA

this Sunday i will be with Tony
my cousin with one arm left,
a machine ate his left arm,
his wife left him and his only son
does not recognize him anymore,

oh, it's a sad story, and it's
pity in real action, but i let him
express himself,
he is a good mountain

this Sunday, we agreed on a trek
in Tabon, where the trees are still trees.
The path is narrow, and
the grasses are taller.

we do not hunt for birds,
we simply watch them.
we do not speak that much
we agreed to simply listen

the sound of the forest wind
the shadows of the hills cast by the setting sun
the mud on our feet
the sweat on our brows

at night, when we are all alone
we begin to tell our stories again
those where wives are not interested to listen
those which do not make husbands cry

over a cup of hot coffee
i recite a sad poem that i have not the courage to write for once.

now it is not about love
it is more about death and revenge

Tony will like it.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 5, 2010

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