Category Archives: collection: looking back into ten years

This is not like it, the visions

    This is not like it, the visions of a gradeschooler who too willingly would have traded for a twitching butterfly his balding, if not for the tonic, schoolmaster:

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All before in the days

all before in the days the easter shells off me were peeled and out my umbilicus were yanked the rainbows cold

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For the luck of a rover

For the luck of a rover the preacher is willing to forsake his pulpit and the audience. There is no worse suffering more than that of a man whose words come bouncing back as arrows repelled and now are lodged … Continue reading

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We are no Methuselahs

We are no Methuselahs To waste our time wasting time. Life is republican and death A silent democrat.

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Looking Back Into Ten Years

Looking Back Into Ten Years is a collection of six poems first published in Focus Philippines magazine, issue of 5 April 1980. © SSJ 1980 Liquid seeping through the ground…   Might be in the deep night she came …   … Continue reading

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Might be in the deep night she came

might be in the deep night she came while i in my long hair was dead (i could never be sure). like a surgeon must have stitched a heart pulsing red

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the growing

liquid seeping through the ground and the life that sprouts is but a tiny strand of green and white; a root hugs the earth, a new leaf fixes face toward space and time azure now, then gray and windy and … Continue reading

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