[Right-Up] Manila -by Rene Boy Abiva

Manila
by Rene Boy Abiva

One afternoon
I felt that
the blood of Christ
fall drop by drop
into my tormented heart
and soul;
the bitterness is full
a the truth that is painful-
temptation of creeping death
is blossoming over
the snares and breast
of the naked and dark
city of the Orient.

February 24, 2019
Quezon City, Manila

Ang may akda ay dating bilanggong politikal, awtor ng Tuligsa at iba pang mga tula at National Fellow ng Palihang Rogelio Sicat para sa kategoryang Maikling Kwento.

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