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The Temptation of Adam in The Garden at Greenbelt 3

(for MJ P) You had been very friendly with her since day one. That new girl in your office who wears a smile wide as her décolleté invited you to dinner. You were hooked by her charm, why of course, … Continue reading

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When a poem comes the poet

When a poem comes the poet is coerced to give birth. The famous Muse therefore is the ob-gyne of poetry, the mananabang, the kumadrona, the midwife, the usher of the spiritual to the physical. And the poem is a baby … Continue reading

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Californian Orange

(after Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s ‘Scavenging on Gold Mountain: of Food and Poetry’) The orange knows that its color will not be forever orange. I have proven this to be true one Californian morning. As I passed by a neighbor’s yard; … Continue reading

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What the Fortune Teller said

Yesterday was the City’s Charter Day and the whole city was in festive mood— fireworks, Mayor’s speech, lechon, booze and food—including someone like me. So I went out to look around… Somewhere in the plaza was a carnival with circus … Continue reading

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A Ferris wheel ride

That afternoon he held my hand the way he held it when I said yes two years ago. After the Roller Coaster, he invited me to a Ferris wheel ride. Inside our capsule, he said I love you and my … Continue reading

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