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in the garden of the dead, Karlo Sevilla

with invisible butterfly net

i catch a spirit lemniscate

an amperian loop

of wraith iron fillings

that keeps slipping

through the mesh

and flutters away

to pollinate a ghost



Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines authored a full-length poetry collection, “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018), and two chapbooks. Twice nominated for the Best of the Net, his poems appear or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, DIAGRAM, Small Orange, Black Bough Poetry, Imperial Death Cult, NINSHAR Arts, and elsewhere.

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