Friday, August 17, 2007

a short way from you, a few steps just across

in a tiny hole near the core of my world there resides a heart,
hidden yet still beating.


beneath a comfortable shade a short way from where you live,

i scratched the surface of the earth with the scuff of my toe,
a little bit every day, until the ground caved in.

a few steps from the front of your door,
so near
you would have seen with a peek from your window,
i battled with the devil. a war you could only imagine. leaving
the marks of a grave i never intended to make, to wait for you.

across from your comfort, i struggled with love.
unaware, you passed by me (a short way from me, a few steps just across)
until conquered, i placed my heart in a grave created by the scuff of my toe.
you will never know of my longing or of the nights i spent in a shade near you.
you will never know, my heart, my life has gravitated alongside yours but never with.

in a tiny hole beneath the place you call home,
i have placed my defeated heart. hidden, yes, but still waiting.

3 comments:

iamnasra said...

love oh love

_Soulless_ said...

I liked the image in the second stanza -- in relation to the title, very vivid.

Prangkahin mo na kasi kung sino man yan. Hehe. Nah, just kidding. May mabigat na dahilan ang pagkukubli ng anumang bagay. *hug*

cargwaps said...

iamnasra,
love indeed. :)

soulless,
haha. thanks for the advice. may mabigat na dahilan nga pero umamin lang din sa huli. haha.

the blogosphere feels a bit alien after being away for so long. hmmm