Member Rara Avis
Wow, Bal. That's almost as bad as that "battered" pun about cake and abusive relationships (I think Corazon wrote that one too).
Anyway, yo, Cor' (I admit, it's hard for me to think of a good nickname for you a la Buttefly Slippers or S'en), what's up? Your title alone hooked me, and then reading the contents kinda cinched it. Dry, sparse language with very bitter underpinnings. But a great poem nonetheless. Thanks for sharing it, and hope things look up for you soon.