(for MJ P)
You had been very friendly with her since day one. That new girl in your office who wears a smile wide as her décolleté invited you to dinner. You were hooked by her charm, why of course, she looked like Anne Curtis.
Between dessert and dish out, she said to you something sweeter than Death By Chocolate that brought you back to the first garden, where you were sinless, where you had to make the choice.
You said to yourself: I will handle this like a man. You were aware of the consequences. And you readied yourself to tell her the truth.
You stood up and she did too. But she kissed you when you were about to confess that you were married to Eve, but you kissed her back. And your words fell one by one like leaves separating from the twig.
And that poor girl, in this blossoming love story, didn’t know that she was playing the role of the Serpent.
Denver Ejem Torres has a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature Studies from Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan and is a Fellow for Poetry at several national workshops. As a bilingual poet, he writes in his mother tongue, Visayan and English. He has appeared or is forthcoming in Asia Writes, Red River Review (USA), Bisaya Magasin (Manila Bulletin), 18th INWW Proceedings and Dagmay. Recently, .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival included his poetry in Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry. His interview and thoughts on the process of writing will appear in the March issue of 8finity Magazine. He blogs once in awhile at: http://literaturedtorres.blogsome.com.