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abel d soto
abel soto The presence of absence
and
the absence of presence
are
not personified terms;
they
are real as real
and
not reel as reel.

The presence in absence
and
the absence in presence
are
not figurative terms;
they
are real as real
and
not reel as reel.

The presence in
the absence of
presence
and
the absence in
the presence of
presence
are neither
personified nor
figurative terms;
they are illogical
terms in
the presence of
and in
the absence of
both the real
and the reel.

I am left
thinking of
the presence in
absence in
the absence of
presence,
in and out of
the absence
and
the presence
of ...
thought


[About the author. Abel D. Soto took up his certificatory double major course in Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Centre for Arts Foundation, Inc. in Quezon City. He also finished the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. He is a resident of Bacolor, Pampanga.]

-Posted: 10:44 AM 7/8/09 | More of this author on eK!
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