Rico Yan

A fan letter —

You must know that
I have fashioned every boy
I have fallen in love
with the depth of your dimples
and the sparkle of your smile.

At a tender age of seven years old,
I fell in love with a man who
I saw unfold in front of me
on the screen, through a series
of pictures and sounds.

I fell in love with a man who
smiled more than he should have.
We who adored you from afar
knew not of your world,
and so ours crashed

When the radio blasted the news
of your death on an island far away
from here. You left a mark
unscathed many years since then.