Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan

Rookie (Pilipinas / a.k.a. Jetfellow Marchanism)

* Artificial Development Seen Thru Mrt - Poem by Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan

From Shaw to Taft Avenue
1/13/10. Noon and the interval coaches
zooming along EDSA spine
like a remote control serpent
fetching up waiting preys

Overtaking the phalanx of buses
above the track, beside the trail
beneath the torrent passing mobiles
trill across pedestrian lanes

Thick clouds veiling
distant aura of magnificent skyscrapers
like avalanche of smog
in frozen shade of high-end forests

Down from MMDAurinal posts
to iron-wield footbridges, prone for passing voyagers
Promdi commuters rushing in
catching this loaded train

Employment rate winds up
still proliferating to bloat capitalist's belly
thru sweat and brow of this working class populace

Passing thru smooth-brain-washing ADZ
Political, commercial, personal
carving fantasy, deceiving consumer's eyes
a psycho panacea to heal one's craving
branded item desire

Gigantic billboards with neon lights
euthanasia for some stricken-deprived mindset
like sexy adz flirting on the wall
softly kills minor visions
a harassment in disguise

Passing thru the booming Makati
a mere reflection of the artificial development
a cover up of the nearby homeless
concave mirror of imbalance economy

Those thoughts draw inside me
are same in the mind for those in a hurry
in chasing the damn city wind for survivality
in catching the trends of artificial modernity
in toiling more for arrogant capitalist's bloated belly
in lieu of a meager salary

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 5, 2010

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