On Writing

I wrote this poem sometime in 2002 in our apartment in Pagasa. Originally published for the Philippine Graphic, during Nick Joaquin’s tenure in the Literary section. My friend Remir Macatangay translated it to Filipino, which to my regard, is a lot more credible than the original. I am reposting it here, a preface to my writing.

Writing moments

I feel the need to write
with my head
I feel the need to catch
the words that come flying
across the wind
before they leave me
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