• Anxious Poets Society

bed weather

in this broken avenue my heart sleeps for peace feeling the asphalt that was just wet:

my body becomes a tumor.

for this fixed linoleum flooring

my breath heaves—dry.

ruining silence by a broken picture frame

my soul yearns to be a sweet wind.

Sleeping. Sleep-

ing... Sleeps.


Jan Franz M. was born and raised in Caloocan, Philippines. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila with a BA English. Mark Twain’s work: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is his favorite novel that made him dream to be a writer someday. His poetry influences include Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, E. E. Cummings, Nick Joaquin, and Jose Garcia Villa.

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