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I
by Sean Labrador y Manzano

 

And perhaps writing begins here:
The dark continent because I embraced TSE.
The dark continent because I the epileptic.
The dark continent because I spoke from a jet pool.
The dark continent because I drove to Providence.
The dark continent because I drove from Providence.
The dark continent because logic.
The dark continent because I searched Arcadia.
The dark continent because the penitents eviscerated in Arcadia.
The dark continent because the epileptic’s Klonopin.
The dark continent because the Wasteland.
The dark continent because the waist-land.
The dark continent because a Ford Tempo named Echo Blue.
The dark continent because Haryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the
         Dictionary
.
The dark continent because Interstate 5’s shoulder north of
         
Buttonwillow.
The dark continent because Sweeney Erect.
The dark continent because the epileptic spoke from that tired
         
place.
The dark continent because Amtrak’s poor customer service.
The dark continent because lynch mobs preferred Filipinos hung by
         
tracks. 
The dark continent because Filipinos in boxcars stayed in their
         
boxcars.
The dark continent because the Rhine Maiden wants a new name.
The dark continent because Rizal impressed many a Rhine Maiden.
The dark continent because Magellan left me no other choice.
The dark continent because Magellan left MacArthur no other
         
choice.
The dark continent because craniometrists’ fond garrotes of
         
Intramuros.
The dark continent because the dogcatcher’s mongrel barbecue.
The dark continent because the paw in my bowl between gin.
The dark continent because a Cabin Boy’s chance to steal the
         
captain’s ampoletta.
The dark continent because Chance as Bathala, as Gaba, as
         
jesusmarijosep.
The dark continent because stooping.
The dark continent as seized and seizured by Two-Step’s poison.
The dark continent because Nuno’s jaw.
The dark continent because Colt conceived to kill us.
The dark continent because Shit River.
The dark continent because health cards permitted bar fine brides.
The dark continent because Binalonan. December 24, 1941.
The dark continent because agsubliac pay.

© Sean Labrador y Manzano

 

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