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Devora de Bris

Devora de Bris, she breaks her fast with dwindling hydrogen thrust, toasted titanium and a cracked cranium, and sails her way  free-             falling                        … Continue reading

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the calm

the calm (from the collection: Mt. Tumantangis and Other Poems on Sulu) it haunts the people’s dream of comfort too. the cozy rooms, the furnished halls drive the cold out into the night and into the poor man’s house, it … 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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the damas trees of sitteen

the damas trees of sitteen  green conocarpus dinosaurs lined up in mid island of sitteen silent witnesses to the flow of red-tailed worms this side of the world and yellow-headed creepers on the other side of evening traffic. lancifolius roots … 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. the … Continue reading

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fleeting thoughts of a fevered lover

fleeting thoughts of a fevered lover  now the gurgling of peace in confused currents of a soft-silvered stream that runs under my pillow is joined by the stringed reflection of your guitar — a heartfelt tone of some moonbeam lights … Continue reading

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the crocodile and the flies of bunawan

the crocodile and the flies of bunawan they believe they caught the biggest saltwater crocodile alive the same crocodile that they think feasted on their water buffaloes, the same crocodile they hold responsible for the disappearance of a farmer a … Continue reading

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