Thread your wires and electric eye
through all my sewers and my pipes
until you find the soul.

Make it sing, or fly, or shriek.
Grant me at least the feeling
that there is something unfinished in me,

something I still have to learn from,
down there,
opening its eyes in the dark.
—  Tony Hoagland, from “Maybe a Hero Is Crossing the Mountains,” New England Review (vol. 38, no. 3, 2017)

i.


there are days
when my stars
align just for me.


my inner cosmos
telling me to write
about the pain.


my inner cosmos
telling me to expand
the universe within.


ii.


there are days
when my stars
collapse.


i am made of pure
darkness.


i am made of pure
anxiety—


terrified of not seeing
the sun again.


iii.


there are days
when my stars
rise—


like the infinite suns
that they are.


illuminating my being.

—  juansen dizon, calendars
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Never chase love, let it come to you. It’s a matter of time and patience. We’re all itching for happiness but you can never catch what’s never yours.
—  Don’t ask for too much, but don’t take too little//Ted A.
Every poem that I’ve created was yours. I thought they were mine, but they were yours. And I wish I could’ve kept them. And I wish I could’ve kept you.
—  Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower page 207