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i see you.
i am looking through new eyes of wisdom
and i see you.
with your eyes shut and mind unaware,
words of supineness fall from your mouth.
i was once blind to your perfidious nature:
how respect has been omitted from the agenda
and replaced by condescension...
how the smiles fade
when i repress the innate urge to recite
tito... tita...

i see you.
i am looking through new eyes of virtue
and i see you.
with your hedonistsic hours of happiness,
void of reason or consequence.
i once embraced your ignorant indulges:
when ambition and responsibility fell quiet
as the echoes of exculpation awakened....
when liquid dreams of comfort and peace
melted the agony of evident sunrises...

i see you.
i am looking through new eyes of strength
and i see you.
with your countless comments and compliments,
your glorification reached objectification.
i once yearned to hear your fusillade of insults:
for the thoughts of desire that can only be heard
from whispers in the darkest nights...
for the cold violations
under the facade of sweet words and soft caresses...

i see you.
i am looking through new eyes of love
and i see you.
with your pretensions and oppression,
innocent hearts fall victim in your path.
i once sipped from your poisoned lips:
just to experience your tender devotion
an entity lost amongst pride and trepidation...
just to feel that burning heat from your shine,
whose origin, i found, was my compassion...

i see you now.
now,
you will see me.

© Happy Gail C. Salinas

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PROSE 
CINQUAINS 
SEPTEMBER 11
SOLOS 
SETS 

  CORAZON AMAYA-
  CAÑETE
  Pitungpu't Pitong
  Puting Tupa


  KIM CASTRO
  Don't Lie to Me
  About Power


  VICTOR P.
  GENDRANO
  Ang Aking Bayan -
  My Homeland


  TALA HAIRSTON
  Blizzard Blast

  TALA FLORENTINO
  KERNAN
  I Am The Head Who
  Only Eats Bodies


  JOSEPH O. LEGASPI
  My Grandmother,
  In Increments


  ANGEL MAGAHUM
  Ang Sampaguita

  MAURESE OWENS
  Monday Evening

  HAPPY GAIL C.
  SALINAS
  My New Eyes

  OMAR F. TELAN
  Poem After Neruda

                 
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