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Abdul, on the eve of an ambush

Abdul, on the eve of an ambush a rifle rests in my arms for now steel chilling the bones which ache for the children and the wife in my mind and the maddening smell of morning rice as in a … Continue reading

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the waves of sulu

(All photos are courtesy of Harly Limlingan Marcuap of http://www.akrosdayunibers.com)   the waves of sulu a boy contemplates the nipa huts beneath the coconut trees as a patch firewoods for the sacrificial pyre and the land heaves beside the waves. … Continue reading

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dawn

  dawn the causeways rattle under sleepy feet waking to the call to prayer at dawn; winds snake from below the sea as sharp bites to a native reality and the tide gently laps to grace the burdened stilts.

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Circuitry

Circuitry The electric circuitry paces An environmental complex even as The swinging of one’s cradle Accelerates to and fro And to and fro: Finally dislodges me.

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Recite!

If my memory still serves me right, back in kindergarten, we were taught a rhyme that went like this: “…away with coffee, away with tea, milk, milk come to me!…” At home I was however reciting  — nay, more like … Continue reading

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