you sneaked in to my hostel
at 3 am before our physics paper
just because i had
made maggi so ordinary

we craved for a hike,
in ten minutes, packed,
snatched, borrowed stuff,
was such a larceny

you stole a kiss,
or two, backstage,
before we kicked off
the satin symphony

do you realise
our best of memories
and stories so fancy
credits the erratic yearns
cravings –
our favorite emergency!

kilig ~ a filipino/tagalog term for the feeling of butterflies in your stomach, usually when something romantic takes place.