Fireside

He came in the night. To take her back.
Her child body. On the ground.
Her shadow danced. By the fireside.
She breathed. She is alive.

He sat on the ground. He wept.
She is asleep. She didn’t hear.
The night. They watched with him.
They waited. Until the light.

Fatima Lasay, Pagbilao, Quezon Province
Friday, May 2, 2014

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