At the Theater by Karlo Sevilla


she raises
index finger
to wipe away
the welling
teardrop, but it
scurries down
the bark
of her cheek.
I pretend
not to see,
and looks
straight ahead
at the movie
starring her
and me.

©2019 Karlo Sevilla


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Karlo Sevilla writes from Quezon City, Philippines and is the author of two poetry collections: “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018) and “You” (Origami Poems Project, 2017). He was a runner-up in Submittable’s 2018 National Poetry Month poetry contest and one of his poems was nominated by Ariel Chart for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology, among other writing awards and accolades earned in his home country and abroad. He has more than a hundred poems published in various literary magazines and platforms worldwide, including Philippines Graphic, Anti-Heroin Chic, Best Poetry, Duane’s PoeTree, Grey Thoughts Writers Club gallery, and elsewhere. He currently studies for the Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing in Filipino program of the Center for Creative Writing of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.


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