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By: April Mae M. Berza 


Sometimes the truth is
changing like the weather;
We are not prepared if
it would rain us with words
or shine us with silence.

There are days when
a storm is a solace
for it prepares
for a brighter tomorrow.

Chances are,
there would be windy words
soothing us
or causing colds
for the truth
could neither hurt us nor break us.
Only the weather does.


April Mae M. Berza is the author of Confession ng isang Bob Ong Fan (Flipside, 2014.) Her poems and short stories appeared in numerous publications in the US, Canada, Romania, India, Japan, UK and the Philippines. Her poems are translated in Crimean Tatar and Filipino. Some of her poems are published in Liwayway, The Siren, Poetica, Calliope, Maganda, Metric Conversions, Ani, The Manila Times, Contemporary Verse 2, and elsewhere.. Her poem “E-Martial Law” was broadcast on IndoPacific Radio on KPFA 94.1FM/ She is a member of Poetic Genius Society. She lives in Taguig, Philippines.


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