Spring Rain: An Epilogue  /  Untitled #2 (dialectic materialism, or this night on two legs)

Lawdenmarc Decamora

Spring Rain: An Epilogue

The seasons, the rickshaws go color-blind.

A lot of reasons are making the chickens

persevere in the depths of their emotional

hibernation. They capitalize and persevere. 

 

An Eluardian instance.    

 

Dear, are we ready to be kaleidoscoped?

Untitled #2
(dialectic materialism, or
this night on two legs

A flowing sand

and an invincible church

surround your patience, and deep

with its radiant beyond

 

—this Night. this blue-junk country

on two legs, celebrates love

almost reduced to a wraith

at the edge of the city

Lawdenmarc Decamora is a Filipino poet with work published or forthcoming from Michigan Quarterly Review, The Common, Peripheries: A Journal of Word and Image, The Margins, The Seattle Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation, among others. He is the author of the poetry full-lengths "Love, Air" (Atmosphere Press, 2021), "TUNNELS" (Ukiyoto Publishing, 2020), and the recently published chapbook "Dream Minerals One" (Ghost City Press). His poetry has also been anthologized in The Best Asian Poetry 2021-2022 (ed. Sudeep Sen), Contemporary Surrealist and Magical Realist Poetry: An International Anthology (ed. Jonas Zdanys), Meridian: The APWT & Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing (eds. Ravi Shankar et al.), to name a few. He lives in the Philippines where he teaches at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

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