Patulong naman kung sino mabait d'yan, para mapaganda itong dalawang tula na ito. Na-post ko na'to sa poetry thread: Hearts. Salamat.
You decant my heart
from his soft bed
to a swinging hammock;
his little chary eyes
you poke with a paintbrush
as he sway forth
as if he were your artwork
- yours to mock.
Yet through all these
your face retain
its summer calm
making my heart look up
with rapt attention.
You bewitched him
and he clamors for even harder,
ever more frequent taunt.
You and I, we display them among the chinas
and ceramic souvenirs we collect
when we attend friends' weddings.
We let our neighbors see them
from the living room, no we could not move
the glass shelf from the study.
They would say "How neat, both your hearts
sitting there untouched. Why don't you let us
hold them for a while?"
then we could scowl at them and say
"They're none of your business!"
Remember one time when we argued
about the in-laws
you hit the glass shelf with a baseball bat?
Our poor frightened hearts jumped off their cushion,
I ran to check if you cut anyone of them,
suppressing tears I picked them up on the floor.
Good, they weren't hurt
there was no need for the gauze bandage
"Horrible you! Don't you dare do this once more," I cried.