17 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Poems

By Remé Grefalda

Flung to the summer winds
Lucas Antonio
Floats lightly on a wave
a millisecond scar

Lucas lay still and mute
Within your cavernous ache
Encircled by your tidal wave
Of tears

Then and even Now

While his ashes soar astray
Lucas nimbly clears his way into
Your shuttered heart

And you feel the undulating phrases

I will always Be your boy, Mama.
Nothing here in Heaven
Nothing there on earth
Cancels what exists between us.

Remé Grefalda makes her home in Arlington, Virginia,USA. She was the Philippine reference specialist and curator of the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. from 2008-2013. In 2000, she founded Our Own Voice, a literary/arts online quarterly at www.oovrag.com.