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


Mary Sol Erika R. Belarmino is an undergraduate of the BA Communication Arts program majoring in Writing at University of the Philippines Los Baňos.

MSER Belarmino



Daedalus— had you
known the forthcoming; a lost
cause. Icarus, the beloved
child. Would you have thrown the glorious
plumage of flight and watch
the candle wax burn into midnight
whereas the prison

of sanctuary preserves
your breath. How
would you have chosen
to perish: slowly in the confines of
your own knowledge,
or one elegiac
afternoon in bitter
lamentations of your own art.