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Horizon

There’s something

you still need to brush

with your palms, fingers,

every sense of touch.

 

Because you did not swim far enough,

for you, I will swim

to reach

what you did not.

 

Every ocean’s distance

I will shorten for you,

in my small pocket

is a hole to look through.

 

The view from a ledge

impatiently consumed,

to see, this time

the horizon reaching for you.

 

 

For he who wanted to touch the horizon

-Diana Tan Domantay 04/19/2012

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Gardens

I think about you

at times

when I am walking along

new paths

 

It is sometimes that

these paths

wind to nowhere

 

And sometimes

I am lucky

to follow one

that leads me to a garden

 

Where the smell of flowers is real

 

And where

the world is vastly green and blue

 

Planted in a welcoming quietness

 

And in the yellow daisies

are the whispers of nearby trees

whom may soon bear fruit

 

Though it is impossible for one

to wait

for their readiness

to leave their branches

 

I understand

 

That I must have compassion in my

admittance that

 

It is difficult to wait for something

so sweet

 

And it is then

I cannot help but be reminded

of the countless hours you would spend

in gardens

that look exactly like this one

 

I smile and turn

As if you were there to speak to

 

I forget that you are not here

 

But it is now

I know

if you were

 

You would be waiting

(perhaps more patiently)

 

somewhere just like this

 

 

In memory of my mother who loved gardens

Concepcion Tan Domantay March 4, 1942-July 25, 2001

-Diana Tan Domantay 03/04/2012