Falling into your ocean,
I’m keeping my arms crossed:
to disappear without a trace,
not a single stroke to surface…

until I’m forever nestled in your bosom.

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KarloSevilla (53 Poems)

Poems published/forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Pacifiqa, I am not a silent poet, Eastlit, Spank the Carp, Quatrain.fish, Indiana Voice Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Radius, The Fib Review, Rat's Ass Review, Pilgrim, Rambutan, Razorhouse, Yellow Chair Review, The Five-Two, Eternal Remedy, Peacock Journal, One Sentence Poems, Sub-saharan Magazine, Awakened Voices, Peeking Cat Poetry, Haikuniverse, Riverfeet Press Anthology, and Kitaab; committed to regularly contribute to Micropoetry.com and repost poems from here to Scriggler.com. Completed the ff. online poetry courses: "How Writers Write Poetry 2015," "ARPO222X: The Art of Poetry," and "Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It." Editor of Youth Sports Advocacy. Formerly, sportswriter for Bleacher Report; sports columnist for the community newspaper The Quezon City Times; and portal editor of WikiPilipinas sports and leisure section. One of the contributors to the book, "Bio-Eulogy ni Tado Jimenez." Press releases published in sports pages of major Philippine news media. Most cherished compliment on my writing, from my favorite MMA sportswriter, Jeff Wagenheim of SportsIllustrated.com: "I enjoyed your writing...You have a nice writer's voice." Blue belt in Luta Livre under Mestre Afonso Cego of Academia Budokan- RJ, and in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for Team Kamphuis-Fabricio. ("Sunken Garden at Night" photo taken by Jules Bañgate.)...And, that's his oil-on-canvas painting (1991) up there, for his profile pic. :-)

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