Thursday, April 03, 2008

DISGUISING THEMSELVES
Alexander Martin Remollino

Guilt and shame --
particularly the types that tower --
are virtuosos at coming up with ways
to conceal their identities.
So a conversation about how visits
to certain friends of yours languishing in jail
are becoming rare as cases speedily tried
could jump to what is labeled
"the primary task of those behind bars"
without you knowing why or how.
Such things do take place
without bothering to explain themselves,
because guilt and shame --
especially of the colossal kind --
are geniuses at coming up with ways
to disguise themselves.

2 comments:

Berlin Flores said...
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Berlin Flores said...

Ka Alex, mayroon akong kopya ng antolohiya ng mga tula ninyong mga bagong dugo sa panulaang Pinoy, yaong Latay Sa Isipan. Tanda ko'y mayroon kayong tulang dalawa ni Propesor Richard Gappi, aking kumpare at dating editor sa Manila East Watch kung saan ay regular na nalathala rin ang inyong mga akda. Nawa'y makabilang ako sa inyong grupo sa banda pa riyan. :-)