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2 Poems

I know I promised this not to become a literary blog. But my lack of updates here are just embarassing and, to save my blog from total obscurity, here are two pieces of poetry I wrote. *I solemnly swear to write a super-awesome blog entry at the end of the semester.*  BOW.

10 LITTLE INDIAN BOYS

Ten Little Indians went to a party of mine

One overslept and then there were nine

 

Nine Little Indians running in office slate

One ate all the power and then there were eight

 

Eight Little Indians gawking at hot men

One followed nine and then there were seven

 

Seven Little Indians rehearsing for weeks

One turned off his phone and then there were six

 

Six Little Indians singing with artistic drive

One hit too high a note and then there were five

 

Five Little Indians sleeping at the floor

One thought himself too pretty and then there were four

 

Four Little Indians drinking juice alcohol-free

One just wanted to fuck and then there were three

 

Three Little Indians visited the zoo

One became a parrot and then there were two

 

Two Little Indians bored by men gone

One left to meet new people and then there was one

 

One Little Indian left all alone

Oh please, he’s just going to leave and then there’ll be none

rmpalanca-03182011

 

TICK.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

tick.tick.tick.tick.

tick.tick.tick.

tick.tick.

tick.

tick.

tick.

 

Ang nakaw na sandali

Sa ere nahuli.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

Mabilisang lingon

Sino bang babaguhin?

Ako ba o

Sining?

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

Baba na.

Baba.

Baba.

Baba.

Baba pa.

Mas malalim pa.

At naligaw na.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

Excuse me, miss, saan na po ‘yung daan?

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

Ngiti.

Ngiti.

BOOM!!!!!!!

Ang ganda ng

Confetti.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Sana nakita ko ‘yung

Confetti.

Sana nahulugan ako ng

Confetti.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Mundong nakita

Sa tuwirang nabago.

Mundong natira

Ako’y binabago.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 ANTAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Claustrophobic ako.

Joke.

Kunwari lang.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Simula na.

Sana maganda.

Sana maiyak ako.

Sana matawa ako.

Sana matamaan ako.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Masarap ba?

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Ang dinaanang malapit

Ngayo’y liga

Ang dating madalas

Ngayo’y isa’y natira.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Papasok, lalabas.

Papasok, lalabas.

Papasok

Ayan na!

Lapit na.

Lalabas.

Papasok

Pwede na kaya?

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Oras na ba?

Sorry.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 Magandang gabi, bayan. Ang nagbabagang balita. May isang lalakeng tumalon sa Philcoa Oberpas kagabi. Hindi namin siya makilala pero sabi ng pulis, malamang siya ay dating estudyante ng UP Diliman.

tick.tick.tick.tick.tick.

 The slow drudge of the dirt

As I kick pebbles around

As I splash around in puddles

As I take in the fervor of the midnight air.

tock.tock.tock.tock.tock.

 

 

AND EVERYWHERE AROUND, THE CITY COMES TO LIFE WITH ME AS ITS CENTER.

rmpalanca-02152011


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