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Like Drugged

June 15th, 2011 Comments off

While waiting for my Chungking Express download to finish:

I’ll walk the narrow alleyways
and cobbled streets of
magical Kathmandu.

Then under clear Moroccan skies,
travel by train to Marakesh.

Afternoon humidity
has a way of stupefying
your senses.

———-
June 15, 2011
Paranaque City

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Lupang Pangako

June 12th, 2011 Comments off

Dito mas marami
pang naitanim na
bomba’t bala,
kesa palay o gulay.
Sa malawak na mga lupaing
hinayaan na lang
nakatiwangwang.
Walang makakapansin
sa parating na tag-ulan.

———-
May 31, 2011
On the highway travelling
from Cotabato City to Davao City

 

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World without buildings

June 11th, 2011 Comments off

Cruising rain drenched highways along sleepy towns.
Where there are no tall buildings.
Only tall trees and the wide, lush field of dreams.

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May 31, 2011
(highway to Davao city from Cotabato city)

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I Smell You

June 10th, 2011 Comments off

The MRT is the greatest leveler of human scent.
You ride cheek by jowl with passengers
you exchange gifts of scent.
Some pleasant, some gross.
Others make you remember,
the Albatross.

———
June 3, 2011
MRT

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Kape Nga

June 10th, 2011 Comments off

utoy, bigyan mo ako
ng isang tasang mainit
na kape,
matapang,
wag mong lagyan ng gatas
tsaka konting asukal lang.
Samahan mo na rin ng biskwit.
Order ng isang gusto lang magkape
sa Starbucks.

——–
June 7, 2011
Strabucks
Shangrila, Makati

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CUBAO BUS STOP

June 10th, 2011 Comments off

heto na ang ulan
papatak sa pisngi
dadampi sa labi
ginhawa sa paglalakbay

heto na ang bus
siksikan ang madla
lahat pauwi na
sa kanilang mga bahay

———
June 10, 2011
Sa bus pauwi

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Byahilo

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

ganito mararamdaman mo kapag nakasakay
ka sa bus na ang driver ay natatae:
iwasmoulomosabintanaparadikamauntoghaharorootngtodotapossabaybrek(!)
harorootulitsabaypihitsakaliwapihitsakanan t xt ms g sa c el f onmodimonamabasahabangangkonduktoraynaninigilsayow8tlangpow8tlangtanginanaman…

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June 8, 2011
Bus byaheng Baclaran

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