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A SUM OF PARASITES

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

To serious thinkers an X unknown
is the sum of financial technocrats
and foreign debtors

but to the paupered lot
the sum means
more tasty diets consisting
of liver flukes
of ascaris
of tuberculosis
of kwashiorkor
of bronchopneumonia
of pinworms
of schistosomiasis

A sum of parasites
is always equal to parasites
and nothing less

[Writ. 04 June 1991, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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ON RETIREMENT
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Why dream of retiring at age 60 or 65?
Has life not gloriously revealed
The exquisite beauty within you
That shines all the more
With each day of doing?
Will retirement not compel you
Into dark dens of nothingness
Push you to the brink
Of cancerous boredom that kills
In every second of its conquest?

Continue to share to all fellowmen
The sublime makings of your trade
Be these in simple or intricate form.

For Life has endowed you
With blessings aplenty
Since the first day that you saw
The undying Light of the sun.

[Writ. 04 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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WILD PIG HUNTING

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Shooting wild boar can be exhilarating yet funny
But shooting a wild mother sow could bother conscience

Twas on my second return to southern California in 2001
That my sibling Emerald and myself went out to hunt
For wild game/pig to gun down and take home as meat

In a southern California hilly area did we go to
Paid the fee we parked the Bronco on ground
Then walked a-zigzag downhill curving in the way
Slowly we walked downwards yet till I sensed a presence
By my mystical faculties I knew our hunt was there
And indeed upon turning right downwards there it was
A family with sow suckling its baby pigs

Hurrying up yet slowly walking onwards
Bro Emerald aimed to shoot at the sow
Taking just a shot to execute the hunt twas over
At once the sow fell while the baby pigs scampered
Then the small truck of the game area owner arrived
There we loaded the felled sow as we drove along
Upon transferring the game to our Bronco
We went home feeling both victorious and guilty

So healthy a meat it was to recall
Of pork with nary a fat to parlay its skin underneath
Exquisitely tasty we gradually consumed it for two weeks
Even as we gave many a piece to family friends
And partying we too barbecued some of it
To go along with tequila and Tecate beers

[Philippines, 28 July 2011]

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LAOAG PALACE?

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Laoag was once an unholy place for this being
Who merely passed by the noble city on flights
To Basco of Batanes paradise from Tuguegarao lair
And back again to Tuguegarao for work reportage

Till finally came early May of 2006 the era came
With work team around toured entire Ilocos to monitor
And settled a bit by Fort Ilocandia in famed Laoag
Where casino game & wines blended pool swims

Monitored likewise city streets and establishments
Noted that the city is indeed a place to tour around
Settling here a bit to visit Pagudpud & sites up north
Then coming back to relax the night with swims & drinks

[Philippines, 07 June 2011]

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Come Visit E. Argonza’s blogs anytime!

Social Blogs:
IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com
UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:
COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

Poetry & Art Blogs:
ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com
ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

Mixed Blends Blogs:
@MULTIPLY: http://efdargon.multiply.com
@FRIENDSTER: http://erleargonza.blog.friendster.com
@SOULCAST: http://www.soulcast.com/efdargon

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Everyday is a mortal tablet
upon which is inscribed the expectation
of all
that kings and princes
must exude
wisdom and justice

But justice is facilely broken off
It is a cheap jar bought from
an obscure bazaar
on planet Earth
broken
by kings and princes

[Writ. 04 June 1991, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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 Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Fine, fine is the guerilla

knows s/he that the hinterland

is an infernal zone

where the enemy’s textbook lessons

seem like lost dots and dazed calculi

in a wildly vast encyclopedia

Fine, fine is the guerilla

s/he the master of warfare’s laws

of cunny maneuvers

amid tricky foliages and fields

The guerilla

Just like culture heroes

Is a sung hero

[Writ. 04 June 91. Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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