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


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.

Jonel Abellanosa

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After whipping it free
I used two practiced fingers
To flick it off the ground
Onto my hand. As it whirled
Like a dervish, tip as if
Drilling a hole in my palm,
I thought: Hmm, the world
Is spinning