Ofero Basbas

Rookie - 442 Points [Hamudyong] (Camarines Sur, Philippines)

The Cigarette Vendor

harsh light carving dark tattoos in his arms, he looks across
the street to dead men in stone-carved statues;
posed there, as still
as the post he seeks shelter in,
features fleshed as granite;
one question, hurtled as spear across the empty space
one question, he asks of the stone men.

they, painted eyebrows raised, would not answer.

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