hanap ay bango… naghihintay ng lambing
hanap ay init… nangungulila sa yakap
hanap ay tamis… nananabik sa halik.
ang bango na dulot ay kilig
ang init na ang hatid ay kalinga
ang tamis na handog ay ligaya
mabango, masarap na lambing
mainit, mahigpit na yakap
matamis, matinding halik
umaga ay kay ganda,
buong araw ay kay saya!
Tranquil in a flask. Clear liquid inside the triangular-shaped container. An empty canvas anticipating the touch of a brush for the first time… a cheek that has never known how a blush felt. A spirit awaits. Silent, still.
A filled buret. Tall and taut glass against the stand. A vessel overflowing, so much affection to offer. A giver awaits. Eager, willing.
Her hand began to move. The end of the stopper pressed against her palm as she held the knob between her fingers. The decision to let emotions show. A beginning sparks. Keen, intense.
Patience by the drop. She felt the muscles in her fingers proceed in synchronicity, letting her make fine calculated movements to turn the knob. She slowly adds each drop, remembering to swirl the flask every now and then. Nothing seems to be happening. No proof that there was, in fact, something taking place. Though, it was forming, growing, there was no telling when a connection could be clearly established. A flame building up. Unseen, concealed.
Approaching the endpoint. Time comes when a drop touches the surface and a tinge of color shows, but disappears in an instant. So quick, one wonders if it was there all along. The next few drops have the same effect. The taking encourages the giving… even more. Anticipation heightens. A destination within reach. Encouraging, exciting.
Equilibrium attained. Finally, a drop turns everything into pink. The indicator proclaims the tangency. Each becomes both. Congruence achieved. Parallel, mutual.
Friendship, harmony through giving and taking.
Hold my hand
Hold it tight
Help me through this
Make the pain go away.
Hold me close
Hold me in your arms
Hold me, never let go
Tell me you’ll always stay.
Hold me now
Hold me always
Hold me forever
Hold me come what may.