I cannot resist
The lick of your tongue on my bare shoulders
As you touched the mouth of my goblet
I have to forget you,
To stop being captured
By your gaze
like ice dripping
Your body graphed against my skin
In an ebb and flow cycle
I fear being vulnerable
Two souls grappled for
This book should be on my reading list
We are asymptotes in this love equation
Our eyes speak the depths of the ocean
Almost there, but never touches
Like the sea touching the silver grey sky
Your gaze overpowers me
Causing shifting stares
You are a haunted waiting to be devoured
In front of me
But I am here
Frozen like ice
Last April 19, 2017, I gave a workshop intended for high schoolers and senior high schoolers. The group Footprints was behind this lofty endeavor. The topic I chose was Feminism in Literature. I do not even consider myself a Literature person, my background being Economics and Psychology. I am surprised I was included in the panelist together with some renowned Aklanon poets and writer.
Since the first invitation ever is coming from a literary circle from my hometown in Numancia, Aklan, I grabbed that opportunity to share on feminist literature.
So I had few fellows but the topic was well received. I was a bit anxious how they would accept my topic on gender and literature and its intersection. I was happy that it gained positive feedbacks. Some attendees were already college graduates.
It was a three day workshop which started April 17, 2017. Topics include among others, Short Story Writing, Flash Fiction, Binaeaybay in Aklanon and Micro Tales.
Truly, it was a humbling experience to be able to contribute to youth empowerment thru literature and to develop and inspire their writings. I also impressed by the youth in our province, they are very receptive to new ideas and can organize such an ambitious endeavors at their age.
I also thank this blog, that thru this channel some were able to read my poems although I do not even consider myself a poet for that matter. Writing for me is just a creative expressions and my words written in the pages of this blog would resonate to others somehow.
This inspires me to give more energies to my writing.