LATE BLOOMS: On A Loved One’s Loss

This time the words fail
and though I grieve, no tears fell.
Like an empty well.
Cold emptiness, that I feel.
Lay your head on my shoulder.

Eric S.B. Libre
3 January 2019

(Eric S.B. Libre is a Mindanawon freelance development consultant who has done some work in a number of conflict-affected areas of Mindanao and occasionally dabbles in creative writing. He lives in Digos City, and is proud to be a senior citizen.)