Monthly Archives: June 2006

Silences/XX

& if our children should take after us, what then? It is not easy, after all, to cut wrists, or like wounded panthers lick wounds, then stagger past danger zones only to confront the circle of the moon: once more, … Continue reading

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Silences/XIX

Adul de Leon, actress, is dead.  She who had worn all masks of love & evil, must have known the final word of it all: there is love in hate in every act there is hurt in pleasure in every … Continue reading

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Silences/XVIII

Loneliness comes cheap & easy these days Dark lady glimmering on a four-color poster Sinatra in compact disc & MC Hammer on video that keep all screwing in electronic monotone why salvation, kabayan, is a ticket to Rome Madonnas to … Continue reading

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Silences/XVII

Yes, we never seem to have understood it all—this falling in & out of love that we screamed into each other’s throat simoom that drove us once under the willows shower of petals in our hair like tropic snow silences … Continue reading

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Silences/XVI

O children of the prisonhouse, where in boxes singular, they scurry like blinded rats bumping into each other’s labyrinth of lust: They who beat the gates take the prize—but what? How pronounce love’s phonology of crime? Gestures of emperors & … Continue reading

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Silences/XV

How mark innocence in the time of criminals? Truly, a devil’s equation: The meanstreet kid who once upon a time aimed his toy gun at brats & crones is now the tough guy who burns, like his cigar, in the … Continue reading

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Silences/XIII

After the lines have been finally pinned down on the white sheet of paper that ripples like a sail in your hands, a frame of signs marking the declensions/apparitions of the heart, what then? The visitation of the black angel— … Continue reading

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