Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, recently in Poetry Pacific, The McNeese Review, Otoliths, New Mystics and Deep Water Literary Journal. He has a chapbook, "Pictures of the Floating World" ( Kind of a Hurricane Press). His poetry has been selected for the 2015 Dwarf Stars Anthology, making him eligible for the Dwarf Stars Prize from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He is working on two full-length poetry collections, Multiverse and 100 Acrostic Poems , and an epic-length poem, Sugbo, about the islands of Cebu.
The mandala they weave twirls
Like a green bouquet of change.
Lethe-drunk, the waking heart swirls,
The mandala they cleave twirls.
Silences the quick fire curls,
The music wilt-soft, drawn, strange.
The mandala they leave twirls,
Like a browning wreath of change.