Monthly Archives: March 2008

IN MEMORIAM: DR. NEMESIO PRUDENTE

Days had been hideously hot. & from the ceiling of that particular night hung warm icicles that kept me restive in my dream-wracked site. In the morning an early dead air hovered like a swarm of blackbirds on the neighborhood. … Continue reading

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HERESIES FOR EASTER

(1) A Filipina, 33, & her baby, 7 months, were killed by her Japanese husband, 43, in Tokyo. He surrendered to the police and confessed he did away with them because he was “worried about an outstanding loan.” He intended … Continue reading

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DUPRE, ET CETERA

(1) There’s a media blitz hyping the latest batch of PMA cadets, who were “trained for war,” as iconic of the epochal & bodes well for national security. These young warriors, culled from the middle & lower classes who are … Continue reading

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Problematics

1. Slavoj Zizek has denounced Mao’s “cosmic perspective” as root cause of the Chairman’s “dismissive attitude towards the human costs of economic and political endeavors,” adding, “if one is to believe Mao’s latest biography, he caused the greatest famine in … Continue reading

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RUBBER SHOES & OTHER POEMS

1. Rubber Shoes His mother clasped her breast as if in presentiment of anxiety & pain – the past few weeks her child had started to wear his old rubber shoes. She knew whenever he opened the door toward the … Continue reading

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