Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 16:01:04 GMT 2
Conchitina (Chingbee) Cruz is the youngest poet in A Habit of Shores , ed. Gemino Abad (University of the Philippines Press, 1999), the last book in a three-volume anthology that spans a century of Philippine poetry and verse in English. She is currently working on her MFA in poetry at the University of Pittsburgh on a Fulbright Scholarship.
You never know when somebody will walk away from you on a bright day on a busy street, never looking back and
you cannot believe the slow disappearance, cannot believe what is moving away from your reach until the busy street no longer needs its presence to look the same, because it is the same.
And the city offers you its fruits and fish, and the churchgoers lift their veils as they step out in the open
and you know the picture is incomplete but it can stand for itself
and who are you to ask for more, who are you to insist on hunger?