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Garden

 

to Bea Yap Martinez

 

Banished from a house

in havoc, a broken vase,

a curtain on fire,

 

I tiptoe here to hide,

a child enisled

in a labyrinth of green,

 

crouching behind

stem and leaf,

branch and blossom.

 

Heft of footsteps enter,

a stick testing the air,

seeking the source of sin.

 

Under the cover I keep,

a tremor in the throat:

a movement brushes

 

the nearby branches.

Merely a swirl of breeze,

spills pollen into air,

 

into eyes. The one who

seeks, is teary-eyed,

retreats. In the clasp

 

of grass, I settle into

underbrush. This is how

I shall be found

 

in the dark: haloed

in his flashlight,

a cherubim asleep.

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