A fully-wound voluntary
Has been deciding against you since day three
Butting to sleep one advocacy after another.
Shall we dance is no way to mend this
Or lightly address
The principled poor set around us but not in
Your smile an open road the
Gap, a whistling pothole.
5 & 6: Supply, demand.
We have been stretching a spirit thin,
we have been what
soul is the meaning of this.
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo teaches nonfiction at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and maintains a blog here. His poetry has appeared online in hal., HESA, SOFTBLOW, Transit, and The Cabinet.