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?) 

Beauty and the Laundry: poetry by Karlo Sevilla

Bio: Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the full-length poetry collection “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018). Recognized among the Best of Kitaab 2018 and shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2021, his poems appear in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Fevers of the Mind, DIAGRAM, Black Bough Poetry, and elsewhere.

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