9 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Poems

by N.V.M. Gonzalez

[written at age 19]

In April I shall be in the kaingin,
I shall scamper from one log
to another;
In the worsening heat
Some palm tree I shall seek;
I shall pick my steps upon the ash-covered
ground,
Then make my way
To the edge of the clearing,
There I shall wash
The ashes from my feet