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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

War is the namesake of the islands

A Dantean discernment will not

Permit one to argue that

The archipelago

Is a paradise

Lost or regained

Of the islands’ fetid state

Excrement and humans sanctimoniously fuse

They cajole in ecstatic screams

Over killings and bombings

Gore is everyday’s luscious panorama

We’re brought back to Rome

Here

Where jubilant crowds satiate themselves

With sights of bloody gladiators

In combat

Brought back to Jesus’ Jerusalem still

Since everyone wants to play

Pilate

Guiltless of motives behind

Wars

In hinterlands

In cities

Is gore the imprimatur of honor indeed?

Just like blood is eaten as delicacy?

[Writ. 29 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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