Tag Archives: change

Unknowing Trade

Now I never will

trade away peaches without knowing

they are gold

 

Until now I never knew

 

Their worth

Their sweetness

Their shine

 

Or the sincere simplicity

I once held at their peak

Of ripeness

 

Which I cannot buy again

But can wait for

 

the honesty

to say hello to them

again

 

Next season

 

 

-Diana Tan Domantay 02/16/2012

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A New Melody

A new melody is becoming everything

 

The movies and TV shows I’ve always had memorized

have not been seen in recent time

 

And the songs I grew up with

are being replaced

 

Not coldly or indifferently

just naturally

 

All because I feel something new

and it requires a new song to resonate with

 

Still indie

still emo

with the same punk rock cover

 

But with a whole new beauty

that takes me to be

swallowed by this different kind of melody

 

-Diana Tan Domantay 03/01/2012

 

Presumed

Now we are adults

staring out into the lives we live

as the ones

who are supposed to know

 

To some extent

it is presumed

that each direction is determined by

a choice we make

 

As we take on

identities

that suddenly feel strange

to be us

 

-Diana Tan Domantay 02/26/2012