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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena lives in the Philippines. He spends most of his time on the road with his wife, Xandy. Some of his works have already been published in The James Franco Review, The Bitter Oleander, After the Pause, The Blue Hour Magazine, Gravel, Off the Coast, Eastlit, Mascara Literary Review, Red River Review, The Fox Chase Review, Philippines Free Press, and Kabisdak.

Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena

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The coast is silent.
Distant from what I've lost.

There is no future nor past,
only this overwhelming present

here: the viridian sea taunts me
with its beauty,

for I have nothing to offer
except these wounds.

Nevertheless I want this
view to remain still,

including that gull
flying against the wind.