Category: Poetry

Landing.

Reverie is memory refined at thirty-five thousand feet up in the air only glass, two pressurized layers separating your reflection from turbulence. Notice how your finger never touches its mirror image, see the wide gap in...

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(hI)Law-as

i. makamingaw imong baybayon. ang mga lusay sa imong hunasan, ang tambasakan sa imong bakawan, imong paghagunghong taliwa sa akong bilahan. pagaisipon sa gihapon nga bugsay imong dila; sa katuyoman, ang akong mga tudlo manghiram...

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When I think of the wind

We isolate ourselves of lowly thinking, just the narrowness of the situation. The sadness of the night now unwantedly thrives from an uncertain goodbye— then light of the world loses sight from the distraught awakening of...

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First, we forget our names

for m How can a four-letter name be so long? Like learning for the first time the sound of m. Pressed lips. Air out nasal passageway. I have to forget it now, for what once sliced the earlobes with feathers now tickles it with...

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Nuevo Vida

NUEVO VIDA Mira tu este maga mano todo que ya sale na tierra: este el de tu maga dolor ya vivi para hace apret​a el franela del tu ropa, para llama contigo y enterra otra vez na tierra nuevo pa man tu puede escapa afuera del...

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gikan sa “Basâ basa”

Human sa Pista Ingon ini ang kataposang esena human sa pista sa kagabhion— dala lang ang salin sa imong pansit sotanghon ug salin sa usa ka botelya nga bino nga imong gipangayo kanako, gabarog ko sa gawas samtang ikaw gatindog...

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My Body is a Temple

My body is a temple, My body is my home. I can turn knobs And unlock its glory. I can paint its walls. I keep it comfortable. I can show it off. Cast your eyes on it But unless you’re welcome, Learn to keep out. They say...

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Hala, Sagka

Hala, sagka. Doy, an imo mga piktaw, imuda. An tupa san mga rapadapa, paniguruha Kay tingali ka mapangkog ngan matumba. Hala, sagka. An kaasul san langit, surusiplata. An pungkay san Magasang, kadtua, abuta. An kasuol, kabugtaw...

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Friday Night At Famous

The elderly waitress placed before me a bowl of steaming Gou Maki. She must’ve thought I’d order it after all those years eating with my Angkong at Davao Famous Restaurant.  Tonight I took the table facing the entrance. It’s...

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Courage

Courage is keeping a precious umbrella. Three things must be remembered: one, it is built with a lock. Another, it takes grown hands to keep all ribs together. The last I saw from an old woman. She wanted to cross the horning...

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Kilometer Zero

Langga, pabiling gabarog nga lig-on ang timon sa hawanan nga mao’y sukaranan sa tanang gilay-on sa mga suok ning probinsya diin una tang nagtagbo. Ang Crown Regency sa Fuente nga kanhi midayan-dayan sa rooftop diin ta una...

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