English Poetry

Trigger Warning

Let’s hear it for what Kingdom
Welcomes hard pruning. The country too, held

Answerable for people withdrawing from the sun,
Within the same year saying in the face

Of drought: some plants, they diminish themselves.
Within the same month the promise of two vaccines

And two jumps: one completed from the fourth
Floor of the mall, another held back by rope and beam.

In the cold too—unable to move—they tuck it all the way in,
Eating themselves another day.

At ating itinatangi
Ang daluyan ng pait.


Nagtuturo ng mga kursong pampanitikan si Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo sa Departamento ng Humanidades. Naging fellow siya ng mga palihan para sa malikhaing pagsusulat: sa AILAP, UST, UP, at IYAS. Inilathala online ang kaniyang mga piyesa’t collab sa Daluyan, Gnarled Oak, hal., Kritika Kultura, , Plural, Softblow, at iba pa. (May ilang imbak sa kaniyang blog: tekstongbopis.blogspot.com.) May-akda siya ng mga aklat na Shift of Eyes at Bukod sa maliliit na hayop.

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