THE WEEKEND

—For Leoncia Gaspar

Horizon outline
That line before the sun rises
Where stars look down at their mirror
Staccato
that lilting sound
like a woodpecker’s pursuit
inside a bark
I see your face on the blood           trailing
      down your lover’s cheeks

It’s Saturday
where one sleeps in and             reconnect with
      their loins and heart
      the soft touch of flesh
Habitually late
Habitually losing
Habitually tinkering

Formerly of Berkeley, California, now Davao City, Philippines based, JOSEPH G. MENDOZA is currently working on his first novel and second book of poetry. Both books will be due out in the Spring of 2021. 

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