this whole photoset breaks my heart

6

i’ve watched your birthing

the turning of your heart

to the colors of the world

and your breathing

to the tempo of his arms

till the last you gave

was swallowed whole

by this black

encompassing whale

above

amidst

and below

-

my eyes are full

i shall break my silence, again

pray

this ain’t a half-cooked

promise

-

Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

12.28.2014