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To Frank O’Hara

You breathed notoriety into the beauty

That you believed one person possessed

 

All of the beauty in the whole world was incomparable to this beauty

That you believed one person possessed

 

So much that

you would trade anything for

a moment with

this one person

 

Give it up and

give it all away

 

To speak to this one person over

one common, sweet beverage

 

Dedicated to poet Frank O’Hara, especially for his poem “Having  A Coke With You”

-Diana Tan Domantay 01/15/2012

Why I Write

I write

because my heart

itself

does not know

yet understands

that in the end

it will

start to know

it will learn

its own ability to change

and remain

to realize itself

it will always save

-Diana Tan Domantay 02/27/2012