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  You could have a big dipper   

Irreverently Yours by Karlo Sevilla

I ran around and around

in circles until the circles

ran away from me.

Filthy traitors!

Through my telescope

I see them a mile away,

arm in arm, still running

around me:

a three-mile circumference

with me as their chosen center.

They burn a path

with their Mercurian feet.

From the sky you'd think

it's an earthbound halo

they set aflame,

when it's really a bullseye.

Now I slump, dazed

on the ground, an easy target,

within the giant bullseye for God

to shoot a giant arrow.

Or debris

from the Tower of Babylon.

Or the moon.

Oh He who has given me life

has all the right

to take away the same!

But if He ever shoots me,

with my remaining strength

I'll stand up, unzip my pants,

and Him I'll moon.


Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the full-length poetry collection “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018) and the zine “Outsourced!...” (Revolt Magazine, 2017). His poems appear or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, DIAGRAM, Small Orange, Radius, Ariel Chart, NĪNSHAR Arts, querencia, and elsewhere. He tweets at @KarloSevilla2

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