For the firecracker, New Year’s Eve:

Set aflame a list
of regrets you kept
hidden in matchboxes.


Instructions for another life

After Yoko Ono


Create a garden of larkspurs.
Protect it with picket fences
constructed from fingernails
of every person you call friend.


Gather handfuls of sand
from a distant shore. Make a path
and let it fork into multiple roads.
Avoid placing signs
else those meant to be lost
find their way to you.


Build a house of glass
over a quiet river. Paste photographs
of your loved ones
inside the glass, watch the light shine
through their eyes.

Para lang may masulat ako.