Monthly Archives: August 2006

Idol (For Lola Pacing)

Grandma had him, a small child, in tow, hurrying toward the plaza where Rogelio dela Rosa, cinema myth, was on the husting. He was, along with Carmen Rosales, her favorite: They would lit up her provincial life where the droll … Continue reading

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Dream fever

Ghosts rattle his dream cage every listless hour of the night – They creep up on him whispering the songs of a dead mother who slept in a hospital alone The old house where the roof leaks & plumbings that … Continue reading

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Dog days

Daisy, his mongrel, died on him – O she was alone in the backyard all the time & he was trapped in his daily grind. It was never fair for both of them. She, looking at bluebirds all day long … Continue reading

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Mush

O his lost childhood’s eternal weather: the constant threat of rain & sun that filters through the grim, grey clouds – Mother’s gaunt face, her religious sentiment her soft voice calling out for a young Oping to keep her company … Continue reading

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Hello (For Carol H. & Babette L.)

It’s almost like most in this life – accidental &/or providential: When he drove home from school to slump into his rocking chair the phone rang: It was Carol’s from Kyoto – She had heard the news of late… “Yes, … Continue reading

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Limericks

I He left the newsbreak at CNN when something flashed: He felt this awful line He had to inscribe as if on stone. But his guardian angel huffed & puffed about the TV being on It would jack-up their Meralco … Continue reading

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General

He doesn’t know the guy. Though whisperers paint otherwise All this history of crimes is hearsay, hype. Truth lies elsewhere, on the blind side. It’s too abstract, almost like air. Proof, proof, proof! We’ll not split hairs. This sketch, pen … Continue reading

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