June 11, 2018 Comment 0 Tenth Day of Wishing Tenth Day of Wishing by Anthony Q. Rabang It’s been a while since the last time that I’ve seen the bright glow of the sun. Today is the tenth day of wishing for things that I used to admire and appreciate on normal days at the park, at the backyard. Days in which I can just close my eyes with arms stretched wide while feeling the soft breeze brushing against my dry skin. Days in which I can watch birds of different colors move from one telephone line to another. Days in which I can freely chase a runaway kite until my lungs struggle for air, my knees buckle; and decide to just wait for the afterglow sky. Near my bed, a budding succulent on the accent desk keeps me hoping that these kinds of days are within arm’s reach. Anthony Q. Rabang finished his BS Biology at the University of the Philippines – Baguio in 2015. He started writing short poems (haiku and senryu) while soul-searching in January 2016. His work has been published in Akitsu Quarterly, Cattails, Gnarled Oak, The Mainichi, World Haiku Review, and Under the Basho, among others. In 2017, he won third prize in the 3rd International Haiku Contest sponsored by the Bulgarian Haiku Union, and an honorable mention award in the 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest – English Section.