Poem by Karlo Sevilla : ‘Dear Milo’

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Dear Milo,

A few days ago, in the room,
when face to face we stood,
I asked you something
that I now can’t remember,
and even before you could answer,
at that very moment, I was surprised
at how tall you’ve grown,
as if you shot up inches overnight!
The top of your head
breaches my shoulder level.

How could I have not noticed,
when I’m with you every day?
Oh of course I did not notice,
because I’m with you every day!
That incremental growth
that stealthily holds sway!

And then secretly I sighed,
“You are slipping by.”
{Or is it I?)

Bio: Karlo Sevilla from Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the full-length poetry collection, “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018), and two chapbooks. Recognized among The Best of Kitaab 2018 and nominated twice for the Best of the Net, his poems appear or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Revolt Magazine, DIAGRAM, Eclectica, Better Than Starbucks, Radius, Matter, Small Orange, and elsewhere.

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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