And Sunday sinks its heathen summers into the kneecaps of the expropriate wicked /
kain na tayo! / having genuflected hours for a piece of motherfucking bread
isang bagsak, anak! the concrete moves you!
marking devotions this morning to chismis / the auspices of the Gran
Pasista Almighty / fat fist forcefield burrowing achilles’ kili-kili /
and the golden deluge let loose in the just-clean toilet of the parishioners’ office
next to church
a practice of bad descendantry with guarantees of holy sustenance / compass set
for slurpees and cardinal direction in the ravenous I of the beholder / imbibe
blue juice for brainfreeze / and graduate cousins in the crypto-mythology of paying for shit
with hypothesis / sticky finger anointment / a rising sea level washing
the dirt-dream dendrology of juvenile tortures on scabskin
isang bagsak, iha!
the New Flotilla / ravaging the virgin aisles of Teks and Go-Lo / for a new piece
of shiny / new piece of dollarstore ass / new peace of gestational minute /
for bone-deep highway brains riding rodeo reptilian into a memory of may dila / bankrolling
the covenant into a communism of white conyos / white canticles
white love / of ancestral injunctions on reverence after life lived in the violence
of an easy televangelism / we umutot on the Vatican! / we are pilgrims to the Maccas
and two-dollar chook neck nuggets / cheap as chicken shit / as chipped china imports
adorning the cabinets of migrante pantheons and speakeasy delirium
isang bagsak, ate!
Do you think when he said you have your grandfather’s mouth that he meant
he wanted to / you know / at least we will have something to sin about /
in the bright-beam tinnitus of an open confessional / empty hymnals rehearsing
antiphony karaokes / anathema algorithm to the tune of Mother Mariah
out the stereo with fanta sweat and ballad baptisms
isang bagsak, kapwa! how the humid moves you!
an islandry of miss pilipinas blockading the streets on streets of mini malls of Asia /
brandishing new haymarket chanel / op-shop imitations / & proliferative degrees
of sacred separation / famous uncles brothers cousins stepson’s best
friend’s daughter / gracing the call list of b-grade teledramas / parallel kinships
with the celebritied / your incidental earthquakes / 7,641 islands / your kinship
of global atoms / you balikbayan boxes / you recycled recipes / you transnational
pageantries / fried fish filipiniana / kare kare & KFC / to grow strong / to gestate
isang bagsak, bunso!
one of you farted! / I could smell it /
white husband white wife procession trumpeting the second coming with Glen 20
here, let me convert you
Sit still and pray hard, children!
The spirit behoves you!
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