Thursday, March 03, 2005

O February,

You have passed by so quickly. Like a sudden blast of wind. As you blow your last kiss, the dirt stings my eyes and and your breath ruffles my hair. I try to recover my ground but I am left baffled, disoriented.

For twenty eight days, your breeze blurred reality. The dirt you blew in my eyes left me blinded for a while, feeling my way through. Tears welled up in my eyes, creating a sort of mist- keeping certainty unveiled. But in uncertainty there is hope. Every moment a wonderful possibility. That's what you gave me, February.

But now the year has given birth to your sister, March. She gave me a gift- she removed the dirt. Now I can see that I've been so misled. I never knew hope could be deceitful. Or maybe I blame others too much. I should blame me, my illusions.

O March,

You took away Esperanza, my unlikely friend. She now looks at me with contempt. To take her place, you introduced me to Verdad, bitter Verdad. In time, I may learn to love Verdad. But let me weep, let me grieve for my Esperanza. Let me slowly loosen my fingers from Esperanza's clutch. Only then can I offer Verdad a handshake.

And when Verdad becomes dear to my heart, your sister April may take him away too. I might as well stop cherishing friends if the children of the year keep taking them away.

O April,

What will you give me? May your gift bring a cheery smile to uplift my weary heart.


Anonymous quel said...

O, Ilia...

5:29 PM  

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