Thrum

“Santa Clarang pinong-pino / Ako po ay bigyan mo / Ng asawang labintatlo / Sa gastos ‘di magreklamo!”
(“Saint Clare, most refined / Upon me please bestow / Spouses thirteen in all / As for the expense, I won’t complain!”)

~ traditional lyric sung in fertility rituals; Obando, Bulacan

The shiver in the skin
of fire tree leaves

The smallest tear
in the egg’s membrane

Hot skies in May
blue enough to drop

Cartwheels in the wombs
of skirted saints

 

In response to Via Negativa: Easy Rider.

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