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Experiences of Otherness Here #1

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“Home is where the heart is”
say they

but This list runs. It is here:

in its imperial city you were caught up in
magnolia nostalgia you know in Cubao?
convenient and forgetful
this is alien country to my childhood,
I try to leash but fail,
have we reached the margin of Imagination?
is the only rural reference possible to Aurora Blvd
a farmer’s market where I’ve never seen a real farmer?
is it so unthinkable we spent nine years
by the gas lamp
at night, and there was no EDSA thoroughfare
no city, only a mountain?


Written by thedoe

February 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

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