Alipustahin

sapilitan pinatulis
lapis sa pantasa

hihipan sa ulunan
aalisin sa tinalupan

pipilitin ipanulat
sa pinilas na pahina

alaala tatapusin:
tula, lapis, tula!

ilista, itala
tipan, tipanan

punahin sa isinulat
at talas, pupulpulan

aapulahin, papupulahin
alipustahin, alipustahin

at hinala, pustahan! sa tapunan
nila hahanapin, hihilahin

lahat: talata, tula, tala
alipin lilipunin

salita, salita, salita

2013-2017
San Pedro, Laguna
Ikoma-shi, Nara

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Body Against Light

I.

Here, pornography is clean yet threadbare:
       stores tucked behind blockbuster stalls
       or on the second floor.

Expose skin smooth but blur
       private parts to noise.
       Pixels turn to clothes.

II.

Tonight, a disappearing act.
       How to feign interest
       with a couple of bodies

huddled in a steam room. Breathe
       but keep lust to yourself
       covered with a thin towel.

III.

Silence is a giant monster shadowing
       the skyscrapers. Superheroes cry
       out underground, their frames possessed

by frenzying lights. If everything not saved
       will be lost, surrender these figures
       to their own darknesses.

つづく
from ん
10 July 2017
Ikoma-shi, Nara