New Kinds by Zoe Adrien Lapa (Lucent Dreaming Issue 13)

Due to limited control of our formatting on posts, the formatting of the following poem is different from the print version.

I want to invent a type of suffering
my mother hasn’t had a chance to get to know.
Write something my mother wouldn’t
like or understand. One past day haunts me
still, but a future day haunts me
better. I have two names and twice as many eyes.

In the interest of doing something
interesting, I walk out of the house at midnight—
clutch a knife between pale fingers.
I take pictures of main street deserted. Sliver
of cheesy moon, white bougainvillea
blooming like starlight on dark green sky.

Zoe Adrien Lapa is a Filipino microblogger trying to become a doctor. You can find their work in a number of places, but mostly on Tumblr via @discoidal.
T: @zoeadrien | I: @zoeadrien02

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