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Chris Teaño Lipat

Chris Teaño Lipat

 Puso/Heart, written in Baybayin, a Tagalog pre-colonial script, block print 2017

Puso/Heart, written in Baybayin, a Tagalog pre-colonial script, block print 2017

 it's a past lives love

     a deep and unreasonable love
     a jealous love
     a love that refuses to sharekind of love
     a do-anything-for-you kind of love

          it is NOT a decolonial love

 

     perhaps it's a controlling love

 

               a smothering love

               a hold on too tight kind of love

     a refuse to be refused kind of love

          a dark love?    a karmic love

     a love that won't transmute or be controlled kind of love

     a love that dashes your heart to a thousand

          pieces kind of love... over and over again.

     it's a love that won't die or fade

     and so, it must sit in the corner like

                    a vortex, boxed, to gather dust

          like a glowing, beating heart

          covered over by a sheet

          banished far enough away to resist

          the pull...the compulsion

     only then can the page be

               turned

     to start a new kind of love

 

Artist: Chris Teaño Lipat

 

 

 

 

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