Carmela Labitoria-Co

Carmela Labitoria-Co

Soul reader / Ang Mangaluluwa

Soul Reader Let’s just say I have an eye for pain. I see it clear before me — everywhere. This is why I would rather stay inside with drawn window drapes...

September:

Apple air What makes the doctor go away when one eats an apple a day is its unadulterated air — the purest in the universe: infer why Eve and Adam were...

August: My mind / Aking isip

My mind My mind is a fascination I would like to turn off once in a while like a mobile phone when I do not want to receive a...

July: Poke / Kalabit

Poke                                      Me: poke You: poke   There are no codes. Just pokes. Pure water for all — like my thoughts in the ether are thrown.   You: poke Me: poke   Carry my favor tied to your sword...

June: Kindred spirits / Kadugong espirito

Kindred spirits                      Here, I am real. I feel your thoughts are genuine I wolf the whiff of baby grass. But go. Tarry — no. My ilk, your kin — our essence live lives sustained by...

May: Baby grass / Damong kasisibol

    Baby grass                           I lie on the demense confront the heavens note the leaves escalate.   Birds fare; the foliage comely sway: choreographed dancers in a ballet — they take away my...

April: After 6 months of winter

My eyes are adjusting to the views of this route I always take — the lawns are green, houses bright, windows clean; people lean. The trees, too, are conversing with their...

March: Middle name / Pang-gitnang pangalan

Carmela Co Middle name We did not meet accidentally. Two riders searching for an oasis we both needed to be freed of something. On your part, freedom from the thirst...

February: A magical place / Lugar ng ilusyon

Carmela Co A magical place                  So, you like me. Hmn… let us see —   The computer is a magical place. It erases the pimples on my face, makes me speak in...

December: Highlights / Mga burdang kulay ng buhok

Carmela Labitoria-Co       Highlights                                                               Mga burdang kulay  ng buhok Strands of hair                                                        Mga hibla ng buhok are pulled from                                          ay nahila buhat a plastic hair cup                                                     pansupot covering my skull.                                                 ...