Missing Sleep

even in the province

in the absence
of the LRTs’ early morning wails
and the attention-grabbing
prattle of jeepney horns

even in the absence
of the billboard
and street lights’ glare
annoyances that pierce
the smoggy dawn

i wake up at 5.30 am

if suddenly i began
falling asleep
in the middle of the day

i’ll say to myself

“oh no
i have gotten really really old.”



About julesphilip
a teacher who is still in the process of discerning whether he'll stay in this way of life, answer a lifelong call to become a diocesan priest, or take on the responsibility of being a steward of his parents' legacy. may his experiences assist him in making a decision for the greater love for God.

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