“Breaking Point,” Marías at Sampaguitas

“Breaking Point”
Marías at Sampaguitas

Breaking point

In a moment of anger at the world,
disbelief that the universe has more still
to throw our way, I slam my palms
into the counter top and feel it
push back, reverberations through my
fingertips which look so strange
splayed flat, rather than in the curve
we’ve grown accustomed to.

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