Tuesday, June 2, 2009

shhh...


Over dinner, he calls.
You put on that face that you save for him.
I am as quiet as a mouse
Praying he won’t hear me.

All at once, I am
Your late night with the boys,
Your personal traffic jam,
Your surprise meeting with the boss.

In bed, I hear his key in your door.
You put on that face that you save for him.
I am as quiet as a mouse.
Praying he won’t see me.

I am under your bed
My clothes in a rumpled pile by my feet.
I listen for your footsteps
And his
So that I can weep hot tears in peace.

But not now. Not yet.
For right now, I need to be
As quiet as a mouse.

Photo Credit: Project 405

Iron & Wine
Flightless Bird, American Mouth
The Shepherd's Dog

30 comments:

  1. Woah...
    Speak up little boy speak up.
    That also used to be me...
    These melancholic rainy days,waahhh..

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  2. i know right. brings back memories. haha

    ay fiction pala yan. bwahahaha

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  3. cge just keep quiet till the cat eats the mouse LOL!


    ganda ng pic

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  4. ohhh... the other one :)
    so how'd the night end?

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  5. @Mac or 'till the mouse starts playing with beings from his own genome.

    @Ash probably with the narrator sneaking out and going home alone.

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  6. i never knew this song until my partner introduced me to it...

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  7. yang picture kasi eh.... victoria's court lang tuloy rumerehistro sa utak ko hahahahaha

    it was nice seeing you last nite... jacket jacketan... TSE!!! hihihihi

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  8. @The Geek It's a nice song. I had a lot of assumptions on what it was about. Apparently it's about the United States and the current state of the country. It's deliciously ambiguous. :D

    @YJ haha whudabout victoria's court? haha was nice seeing you, too. bago jacket eh. haha

    @LOF thanks for reading. :D yeah, it was a tragic time. ay fiction pala to. bwahahaha

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  9. everyone's been doing a lot of poems lately. prose, whatever. you get my point ahihih :-p

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  10. Hmmm, mabigat sa dibdib ang poym.

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  11. tignan mo picture sa logo ng victora's court.... ganyan na ganyan ahihihihihi

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  12. @Mr. Komplikado thanks. compliment ata yan. haha if it's worth anything, mabigat din siya isulat.

    @YJ wala namang balbas yun! haha nahanap ko lang din yan sa google eh.

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  13. do i smell fear or self-preservation?

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  14. it's probably both although it's more of the former.

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  15. hhmmm... seems like tha cat just came back and stopped the mouse's foreplay este play... jk!

    nice one!

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  16. @MAC AND CB...pansinin niyo po yung dates nung mga nakalagay na statements ni kenny...at balikan niyo po yung post ko about him na 'emo mode' dated may 16...mas maiintindihan niyo po yung story...

    lahat po nung nakalagay na statements na yun ay mula sa lahat ng friendster comments na ipinadala niya...

    at nagulat na lang ako ng basahin ko ng isa-isa..may nabuong istorya..sabayan pa ng music na maririnig sa blog ko

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  22. shit. this left needles in my heart, nyl. epektib!!

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  23. @LOF I know right. I think period had a problem with the submit button.. or was that your way of telling me to remove my poem. :c huhu

    @Gentle thanks! :D baka naipit lang kaya nag pins and needles.

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  24. hahaha. i was just teasing period.

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  25. phew. that's good to hear. hey, i'm about to send you an email.

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  26. nice meeting you citybouy!!! hehehe

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  27. nice to meet u, too ewik! sana next time makapaug-usap tayo. haha

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