ADOBO

Written by: Robert Bryan De Jesus

this is your recipe for adobo: 
a portion of brain --- yours. 
don't have one? 
take mine. 
a piece of your lungs --- no wait. 
here's a cigarette: spice. 
take a teaspoon of tears --- 
yes, yours. 
turn it into stone --- this my 
teacher told me. 
your concoction is ready: stir, 
stir hard. 
now try it --- just try. 
you'll need it later. 
when you break your heart, 
it will come in handy. 
by then you will need that portion 
of brain: think, 
think good things. 
that piece of smoked lung --- breathe, 
slowly. 
that tear that is stone: melt it 
into tears again: cry