Poetry Issue 16

   Issue #16 : January-June 2012





      Kinalabasan

      Eroplanong papel
      ni Erma P. Rivera

      Pinilas, pinunit
      aking munting obra
      a paggawa sayo’y aki’y gamay na.
      Igihang mabuti ang iyong paglipad
      nang maging maayos ang iyong
      pagbagsak.

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      Meticulously, with lips pursed, select your paper
      by Althea Brillantes

      Meticulously, with lips pursed, select your paper
      scratch, bond, pad,
      or even a square wrapper
      would do.

      Don’t cut yourself with it.

      Carefully, fold it into
      creases, flaps, handles,
      and align them
      like you should do.

      Don’t let them be uneven.

      Joyously, firmly hold it and with
      lips pursed in anticipation,
      grin as that
      loud
      sound
      escapes and you know.
      A noisemaker