A promont’ry, I mark’d it, as
I trail the vista of the years.
Ah! Ah! To see the familiar
Pencil of a wild child-dreamer
That scrawls and scribbles – beaks, petals.
Colours of an onyx bird is
Gaping in elegant surprise.
Roses’ golden silk, I give them
I squiggle eagle of shekels
Spreading, its Leviathan wings
Hah! Come, rush Majesty’s river
The flowers’ gust–Rhea’s prayer
Prayer, pious prayer – vapour… on
Hezekiah Louie Zaraspe is currently finishing his M.A. in Creative Writing at the UST Graduate School. He teaches language and literature classes at Miriam College Nuvali. His short stories, “Private Mirage” and “Nirvana”, have been featured by Miriam College’s “Bukad”. His poems have been published by Revolt Magazine. UP Manila’s forthcoming anthology, “Locked Down, Lit Up: An Anthology of Creative Work in a Time of Quarantine”, will feature his flash fiction piece, “Sleep is a Truce, Dreams its Succor”. Inquirer published his first essay in Filipino, “Pagbili ng barbecue, paglunok ng katotohanan”.