by Joseph O. Legaspi

Joseph O. Legaspi

When in love I melt into yellow,
blend in with every light to become
the most luminous apparition.

You've come disguised, hair
upswept, eyes two shades
murkier than petroleum,
a face I've never seen but know
in-the-gut-of-me, I seem born
from it, but in mirroring honesty

I often fancy you
are someone else, I prefer
this, realizing how lacking
you are, I can be happy
with a stranger moon.

Last updated November 23, 2022