Friday, February 1, 2008

Plagues

Trouble floats the moment you have difficulty speaking a name. It is as if you have infringed a sacred silence and you’re reduced to uttering the syllables in hushed reverential half-whispers. You scribble the letters in fogged up bathroom mirrors, draw a face in lakes in the sink. The name inhabit the drowsy seconds when your eyes flutter open in the morning and dwell in the softness of rapid blinks before you slide into the seduction of late evening sleep.

A smile follows your quickened steps, and your strides become springboards of giddy anticipations. Inside you shimmer, like the entire world is an endless street colonized with burning lampposts. It’s beguiling, not far from holding a jar of fireflies behind the blanket of midnight.

Then a primordial fear creeps in, shelling doubts and uncertainties, so determined to shake you down back into the stark embrace of cynicism.

Yet you are already consumed, ablaze in the promised exhilarations of lazy snuggles on rainy Sunday mornings.

You are gone. Drunkenly gone.

9 comments:

datu, the wilted prune. said...

sadly(?), i am Q's kindred soul in hating that disgustingly bitter stuff. *exhausted x_x'*

Dakilang Tambay said...

apir.. salamat po sa poll na ginawa mo. hihi.. natats ako..

loudcloud said...

datu - i hate it too. that's the thing, no matter how we revile it it has a sneaky way of biting us. ;-)

dakilang tambay - walang anuman! goodluck!

IGZ said...

Oh... You got it bad too? Hahaha.. I guess this L's better that my L. Mine 's just so haunting. -_^

loudcloud said...

igz! - there is no such thing as better or lesser L. it simply is, and no mortal is spared ;-)

Chris A. said...

Great vector art... tama ba igan?
Hope I can do the same, may deviant art account ka ba igan?

loudcloud said...

chris a - thanks. sometimes its a combination of vector and bitmap files. sorry i don't have a deviant art account. i only illustrate exclusively for this blog to go with the entries. thanks for dropping by :-)

thesocialcritic said...

woah, im reaaally dead impressed on ur gfx here. very unique. :) if its ok, ill add u to my links, so that i can get back to u as often as i can. :D cheers!

loudcloud said...

thanks the thesocialcritic! feel free to link up. cheers!