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June 11, 2003
Reena Jacinto from Manila
Poems
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I am your Helnwein, your Dali, your personal apostle on a morphine crucifix...
I Am a Circus of Saturnine's Desperation
I am your morpheme equivalent, the dance of midlined syllables on your sagging follicles, exercising intimacy with a quill, a blade, an electrical storm carved from a quivering lip. I am your Helnwein, your Dali, your personal apostle on a morphine crucifix chanting renditions of insanity
I Am a Circus of Saturnine's Desperation -
Outlined on a flyleaf of a coffee cup disposition:
I am your morpheme equivalent,
the dance of midlined syllables
on your sagging follicles,
exercising intimacy with a quill,
a blade, an electrical storm
carved from a quivering lip.
I am your Helnwein, your Dali,
your personal apostle on a morphine crucifix
chanting renditions of insanity
for the sake of rhythm
for the sake of rhyme -
this is the offer I have to make.
The twentieth take
and a crumpled cave:
You pin my arms
to your vehement aches.
Your indentations feign my thoughts.
I am your ultimate sin
dressed in the burden of having words.
Reena Jacinto from Manila




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