Road Map Series Vol. 1 No. 29

Poor Boy Poems and Others

Tita Lacambra-Ayala


what is written 

is what is said

the inside is


what is not

written is also said 

the inside is

     also outside 

but painters have 

a way with it 

painting a man’s 

head — landscapes 

are in his hair –

the churches, the trees 

his eyes are boats 

rocking in a sea 

typhoons are in his 


the monsoons in his feet