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Babala

Ni Alfred A. Yuson

Ingat lang habang nasa bayan ka namin.
Sobra kaming masaya, baka di mo ma-teyk
kung bakit kahit gutom ang ilan-ilan dyan
ay nagvi-videoke pa rin ang karamihan.
O kapag may napapaslang na sinuman
ay telenobelang Koreano pa rin
ang pinag-uukulan ng panahon.
Short time sa motel, pata tim, lechong kawali,
leche flang buo o sa halo-halo, may ube Read more »

Knowing

By Alfred A. Yuson

He knew his plants, his stars,
their names.

Figures of memory
escaped him — light years
bridging distance,
degrees of scintillation,
ecliptics
in avoidance of meteors.
Or: variants and hybrids.

But he knew what they ought to be called,
their identities beyond cluster or grove.

Sometimes, never mind the Latin.
What was essential was visible to the tongue Read more »

Story

By Alfred A. Yuson

the story of civilization
is a wonderful thing.
it is hospitable. invites
you to its cozy kitchen,
serves green vegetables.

dessert is to your liking
in its home of skulls, roses,
cave walls glowing with
copied forms—of animals,
copulation, divinity.

there is a fireplace
and soft music that
turns loud sometimes.
but there is also sex, Read more »

Dalawampu’t apat

Ni Francisco A. Monteseña

Sa umpisa ng pag-inog ng oras,
‘di masariling segundo,
’di mayakap na minuto,
bilanggo na tayo at nakagapos
sa ’di mapigilang pag-ikot.
Tatlong libo’t anim-na-raang sulyap
sa lumilipas na tadhanang
may dalawang kamay.
Paano ito babaliin?

Sana ay magawang pigilan
ang init ng araw,
o ang silay ng buwan.
Maantala ang pagbuka ng bulaklak, Read more »

Disyerto

Ni Francisco A. Monteseña

Naiiga ang tubig
sa mga labak,
kahit mga dahak sa lubak,
darang ang bawat patak.
Sa ’di mapatid na uhaw,
wari’y baliw ang araw
sa pagdinig sa mga himutok
ng alinsangan, alinlangan
sa pagkaligaw ng ulan sa kung saan
at ‘di mapasyal dito kung saan
ang tanging basa ay ang dila
at ang tanging pamatid-uhaw ay luha.

Read more »