It wasn’t as if he made it a habit / looking over other manly shoulders.
Half-mad in half-illumination
lives the city’s unborn portion.
You seek her out in the noonday sun,
I apprentice to an old woman
All I the brat of eight the brat of Death
(After the Sandiganbayan decision on the Aquino assassination)
The gunshot marriage between the Philippines and imperial America lasted barely less than half a century, from 1898 to 1946, but that union—bizarre, unjust, rarely felicitous—meant the imposition/introduction of yet another Western tongue to those islands.