tec sanchez‑tolosa
DAGAT
Hindi sa dagat na ito
ako maglulunoy
at magpapabasa—

kahit pa maigting ang kalabit
ng alon niyang sumisirit-sirit,

na yumayakap, humahalik
sa binti kong nag-iinit.

Hindi
sa dagat na ito—

kahit narito siyang nag-aabang, naghihintay
nangangako ng ginhawa
sa pagtatampisaw.

May pangako ng katiwasayan
sa napapaso kong ulo at bumbunan:

may panghalina't kapahangasang
di ko papatulan.

Nakatutukso ang paanyaya—

ngunit hindi ko siya lalanguyin,
hindi ko sisisirin.

Hindi ito ang dagat
na nararapat sa akin.
—Posted: 11:59 PM 5/6/12 by eK! | Post Your Comment!



About the author. Tec Sanchez-Tolosa, MD is a full-blooded Kapampangan and a mother of three. A member of Pinoypoets since 2006, she is the author of the Kapampangan poetry collection "Ing Bie Kung Delanan, Ing Bie Kung Balikan (2006)." Some of her poems have been published in emanilapoetry and the online poetry journal Makata. While enrolled in her M.A. Creative Writing program, she was included in the anthology Sleepless in Manila. Tec is also a seasoned medical writer, with printed works in health publications and major dailies. She worked briefly with the ABS-CBN Foundation as a scriptwriter/researcher in the early stages of Sine'skwela. Raised in Manila and educated in St. Theresa's College during her formative years, she is a product of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology. She later became a Doctor of Medicine and trained in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. She is now a Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) Board-certified Dermatology specialist with an active practice in San Fernando, Pampanga and Quezon City.
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