Eight (3)

1 when I am angry
and confused
ask me
for a walk in the woods
2 though I often refused
ask me
for a swim
it makes me happier
3 on doleful days
ask me
to sit with you
and wait for the sunset
4 or cook
a meal together
it’s fun
5 and it was nice
I thought
when you ask me
to look at the beans
you’re growing
in the garden
6 or in the evening
to sit outside and
listen to the crickets
and the geckos
7 but really
I like to dance
when you ask me
to hold you
and dance
8 and to make love
out on the balcony
on a full moon
ask me

Fatima Lasay, Quezon City
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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