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Fathers eat daughters' flesh
Amid their crying, plea
Trek to glorious realm
From an utterly demonic desire

Men sniff heaven on a gram or two
Seen their god with horns
Seen him with two

Gold used as ink
Some on men's physical
Money in their bloodstream
Power is an immortal race

Eves dwell in urban's wild
Anatomies bared,
Dancing in twilight
For her pockets delight
For some old Adam's pleasure

Sanity's a dying ember
Some embedded on a hard rock's core
Where no braveheart dare to get
No good heart dare to have
A mad world indeed
On earth's storybook

1/27/1996

© Gloria del Carmen

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  LUIS CABALQUINTO
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  GLORIA DEL
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  This Death
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  Ithaca

  ELMER OMAR
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  17 Ways of Looking
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