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ni Otto Rene Castillo, Guatemala

“Continuing REVOLUT” by Leonilo Doloricon

Tinatawag kaming bingi
ng mga hindi nakakarinig,
pero itinuro mo sa amin
kung paano pakikinggan sa lahat ng dako
ang masiglang tunog
ng pagmamahal ng tao.

Tinatawag kaming duwag ng mga duwag,
pero kasama mo kaming humaharap 
sa dilim
at bumabago sa mukha nito.
Tinatawag kaming kriminal ng mga kriminal
pero kasama mo kaming bumubuhay sa pag-asa,
nagbibigay-wakas sa krimen,
sa prostitusyon,
sa gutom.
At binibigyan namin ng mata,
ang puso ng tao.
Tinatawag kaming di makatao ng mga rasista,
pero kasama mo kaming naglalagak sa poot
sa unibersal nitong puntod
sa lunsod ng mga yakap.

Marami silang tawag sa amin.
At nalilimutan
ng mga tumatawag sa amin ng ganoon,
hangal sila,
na kinabukasan
ay buong galak 
na iibigin
ng kanilang mga apo
ang mabituing letra
ng iyong pangalan:

Mula sa “Kanta sa Gabi” ni Romula A. Sandoval



About Ima Kulit

restless. independent. rock music and classical music, third world poetry and literature, theory and criticism, beaches, sunsets, wide open spaces, sports and running, laughter, art, and photography sustain me. i love to travel alone. it's the best way to get lost in the labyrinth of my thoughts.


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