Happy Fireworks Day: here is a poem

here is the switching of faces / commence this filipino show // if today i break the brown back black woman / i won’t hear the pinay rock girl star girl cry // won’t hear the pinay rock girl spunk girl / alone in a liquor store switch // faces / again & // again / &

here begins the switching of faces // commence this filipino show / let the whole world forget the church wailing // let’s see the fireworks burst / like that girl alone in a liquor store // trying very very hard in this world / trying to forget // how to switch voices / high to low to i’m sorry & // am i good enough? / loud enough? / quiet enough? // tell me how to switch / shake / just like that // tell me how to live / like the sea forgetting // its own sounds / as it kisses / the shore

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