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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tungang Adlaw

tungang adlaw
owa gahueag ro mga daho't
kapaya ag saging

Filipino Bankers

why do
Filipino bankers cough
after Lehman Brothers sneezed?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Honorable Mayor

Honorable Mayor
do not blame Typhoon Frank
for the flash flood

A Cyclist

a cyclist
breaks away
from the pack

Ligum Dueom

ligum dueom--
indi mabatian ro huni
ku tiki sa tueo't uean

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Aba, makahig pa

aba,makahig pa
owa eon it siki.

Friday, September 26, 2008

All Stand Still

all stand still
school children sing
Bayang Magiliw

Milk from China

milk from China?
not for me!

Small Breasts

with small
breasts, you're free
from the penetrating eyes


bangud ginabungoe-bungoean
ginhutik na ra reklamo
sa pader it kahilwayan

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daywang Baeangaw

daywang baeangaw
haeos gatangkas
samtang gasunod sa opisina

Samtang Gakatueog

samtang gakatueog
ginahutikan imaw--
naila ako kimo


owa imaw kasayod
ginakitkit ra utok it anay

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pag-abot Ko sa Batan

Pag-abot ko sa Batan
Hakita ko si Datu Kalantiao
Si Ambeth Ocampo anang ginaagbayan
Imaw gid abi kuno ra mahirup nga abyan.


sa gahapay nga niyog
ginatan-aw kon siin malisu ro gae-om

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


death anniversary--
I woke up
crying after seeing Tatay

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

World of Dew

The world of dew
is a world of dew, and yet
and yet

ro kalibutan it tun-og
hay kalibutan it tun-og, ag pero
ag pero
Gin-Inakeanon ni Maeara


gapilo man gali ro bituon kon tuhugon

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Too Many Foods

too many foods for sale
an empty stomach

Ilabas Eon

ilabas eon
owa ako gakaon
it toe-an

A child Prisoner

Angelo, a child prisoner
with adult convicts

Sa Tinumpok Nga Uhay

sa tinumpok nga uhay
nahueog ro euha
ni Yoyo Empoy

Child Soldier

Walid Ander*--
an MILF child soldier
crosses a river with RPG

*"Another child, Walid Ander, 13, said, 'I asked my father to teach me how to handle and carry guns. I want to be a good fighter.'"
Source:, retrieved: September 14, 2008

Morning Drizzle

morning drizzle--
students still play basketball
in an open court


ginapasiplatan na
ro eake sa pihak nga lamesa

Lunch Time

lunch time at SM Megamall--
her glances
catch the boy at the next table


ro inyong kulintas
maagi ro rayna

May Eumokso

may eumokso
nga pantat sa galintak
nga tangke

Sa Daean Ngara

sa daean ngara--
may ueod
nga nagangangat it kapaya

Saturday, September 13, 2008


may kapaya
ag may narra?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rang Handong

rang handong
rang kalibutan

Haron Ro Kapaya

haron ro kapaya
ra dahon

Morning Glory

morning glory
in full bloom
all over the atis tree

Your Warmness

catching your warmness
on the stone
you threw away

Her Shadow

her shadow
scattering all over
the library

Grey Morning

grey morning
where do you sing
your swan song?

Late Afternoon

late afternoon shower
she sings

Whistling Breeze

whistling breeze--
she looks
at the skies


huni't tueo't uean
sa kabo

Young Narra

young narra--
much leaves, not seeds
underneath the tree

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cool Dawn

cool dawn
the crows of our neighbors' roosters
keep me company

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

September Morning

September morning--
she pretends to look somewhere else
as he passes by

Monday, September 08, 2008

Early Morning Sun

early morning sun--
just fly around and around

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Almost end of August--
what the hell
of inspection before payment

September Dawn

September dawn--
father appears
in my dream

Saturday, September 06, 2008


I hear bangs
from the garrison

(for the 19 Martyrs of Aklan)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

September Sunset

September Sunset
she smiles
but no thanks

Monday, September 01, 2008

After Harvest

after harvest
the scarecrow lies
among the hays