Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr. July 2013

Sadness In Silent Rooms
Heavy & shapeless
like an hour
like a handkerchief
like clay
in the quivering hand
of a keening room
looking for its own body
& other bodies to warm
its walls
its chairs
its spaces – multiplying
into portals
of hope
out of
a life
as of light
as of love. Even in the darkest hour the heart
is a sculptor making human figures
out of dust
occasionally forging them
with tears
in memory of




Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr. works as a Communications Officer at a steel manufacturing multinational in the Middle East. He considers himself the official spiritual advisor of his roommates, Gordot and Dwight — the first a goldfish, the other a Turkish Van cat. His works have been published in The Poetry Magazine, Moria Poetry Journal, Fogged Clarity, Everyday Poem, Loch Raven Review, The Buddhist Poetry Review, The Philippines Free Press, Troubadour 21, Full of Crow, Indigo Rising, Asia Writes, Triggerfish Critical Review, Troubadors 21, Gloom Cupboard, TAYO, Haggard & Halloo, and elsewhere. His first book, A Fistful of Moonbeams, was published by Kilmog Press in April 2010.  

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