(PHOTO | MARIA KRISTELLE JIMENEZ)

moonlight streaking
barenaked bodies,
disheveled sheets,
expurgated memories
an allegory of lust
sailing, fleeting —
across miles and cities

it was the trail of
someone’s cigarette
and the remains
of its butt
wailing inside my cranium

these are my flowers
with delicate petals
riven
someone sipped it slowly
reaching the vulva’s
hidden tip

the twilight river formed
patterns of psychedelic skies
as the frisky currents
devour me, unwillingly
my masks withered

i, recollected
absinthal taste of liquor
i, i, recalled
anamorphic thoughts
i, i, i, am trying to remember
but i couldn’t….

Maria Kristelle Jimenez works as a freelance writer, layout artist, and website specialist in Pampanga. She is the founder of Rebo Press Book Publishing, the current associate editor in Filipino of Revolt Magazine, and editor-in-chief of Vox Populi PH. For suggestions, you may leave her a note at maria@voxpopuliph.com.

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Maria Kristelle C. Jimenez

Maria Kristelle C. Jimenez

Independent publisher, writer, and researcher. Sex worker. EIC, Vox Populi PH. AEd, Revolt Magazine PH. Founder, Rebo Press. Email: maria@voxpopuliph.com