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National Poetry Month – Fordham Poem of the Day


Scene: a Loom (By Sarah Gambito)

Scene: a Loom
If I emulate you, where would my rafters be?
She pulls out her voice scale by scale.
She thinks I do not hear her emotion.
This is a shock.

To make it more specific— my people.

Children are the imminent sojourn.
A maybe of love.
Brilliant persuasion from the stands.

I buy you a plate of expensive pears.
I cut the pear in ½.

January 8th We eat a ½.
January 8th Someone dear to me has died. Someone dear to me has died.
January 28th Ito ay isang pagdasal para sa kapatid ko meaning

He was unkind and she loved him.
He left her on the impended highway and she loved him.
He went away to the far country and she loved him.

I do not know the Lord.
But he spoke in a lovely way.
Created. Silvery citadel.

(Sarah Gambito is an assistant professor of English and director of Fordham’s Creative Writing Program.)


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