Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hidden Light

By Justine C. Tajonera

They say millions of people
pass through this
shopping mall.
I feel lost in a sea
of choices:
shoes, bags,
jewelry, scents,
make-up, jeans,
People of all
shapes and sizes
pass me by,
part of a
a number
on a chart.
I will not see
their hopes
and dreams written
on their sleeves
or even in their
I will not see
the love they
bear their
sons or daughters,
fathers or mothers.
I close
my eyes
and imagine
their collective
beneath all the
surface garment
and skin
and this lifts me
on scented air
across a stream
of stars.

SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

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