May iniisip ka?
Ayaw kong sabihin. Baka magkatotoo.
Dahil makulit ka
Kilala kita. Oo, ikaw 'yun: Nagkasalubong na tayo minsan, sa LRT, sa Gotohan, sa kanto ng Aurora at Katipunan. Nagkatinginan tayo. Hindi mo ako kinausap, pero alam ko, nakilala mo rin ako. Kaya ka narito, di ba? Para sabihing, Oo, oo, ikaw nga 'yun. Naaalala kita.
na, mula noong 24 Enero, 2006, ang nakitambay dito
Thursday, August 26, 2010
We got to the shore before dawn. From the water's surface some hidden thing risked our sight, fascinated, enormous. Few noticed. I sat by the slope of a dune, its cheek firm, cold with weather. The creature sunk and faded, anointed by the gray water. Perhaps it saw me. There are sometimes these moments. Sight, then silence. The coarseness of sand on my palm, the glint of a body, wet and half-lit. The steady throb of two hearts, one heavier than the other. I am not alone, only human.