Kahulugan

Kapalit ng pagal na ngawa
ng makina ang lagapak. Pumihit
ang baling patungo sa ibabaw
ng guhit ng abot-tanaw, hingal
na susuyurin ang bawat linyang
bumabagsak, nagbabakasakaling
may katawan
lumulutang, hinahamak ang batas
ng hangin, grabedad, patiwarik
na kukunan habambuhay ilalambitin
sa loob ng kuwadro, walang kahulugan
ang anumang usok mula sa lupa
sa gitla ng tahimik na sigaw.

matapos (makita) ang The Falling Man ni Richard Drew
1 Abril 2014, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

[warning: loose translation / almost transliteration]

Falling/Meaning

Exchanging the tired whirr
of the machine a crash. Turn
one’s gaze toward above
horizon’s outline, gasp
while combing each line
dropping, hoping perchance
a body
floats, defies the laws
of air, gravity, upside-down
captured forever in limbo
within the frame, meaningless
whatever smoke is from the ground
to the fright of a silent scream.

after (seeing) The Falling Man by Richard Drew
1 April 2014, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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