Acuity

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You don’t look at me
The same way, anymore
Like the first time
I saw your eyes fixed at mine

Inside a moving car
Through the glass window,
You were standing beside the church
Religiously looking at me

Your gaze never parted
How can I forget that night
I was trying to prove my theory
but eventually got lost in the process

You don’t look at me
The same way, anymore
When I used to live in those twinkles
Secretly wishing the clock would stop

But now
When I look at you
I can’t see your eyes

Because you don’t look at me
Not anymore.

December’s Eve

I stare blankly at the night outside the glass window finding the right words to say to the girl sitting quietly before me, my hands clenched tight against the cold albeit my body clothed with a sweater.

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She’s Like Mt. Mayon

Mt. Mayon

From the point where I stand, the contour of Mt. Mayon flaunts its conical perfection. It’s quite the same in every single angle from east to west and north to south. I’ve seen other mountains on my way here which I thought to be the volcano. But the fallacy was instantly rectified the moment I witnessed Mayon’s sophistication. Illustrations in school textbooks and glossy magazines weren’t lying as the sleeping giant is truly filled with majesty in the truest sense of the word. And the lady beside me — my girlfriend and a local in the region — she elucidates every story in our exploration of her hometown.

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