Let’s hear it for what Kingdom
Welcomes hard pruning. The country too, held
Answerable for people withdrawing from the sun,
Within the same year saying in the face
Of drought: some plants, they diminish themselves.
Within the same month the promise of two vaccines
And two jumps: one completed from the fourth
Floor of the mall, another held back by rope and beam.
In the cold too—unable to move—they tuck it all the way in,
Eating themselves another day.
At ating itinatangi
Ang daluyan ng pait.