RIC BASTASA


For Lorenzo - Poem by RIC BASTASA

there is always a choice between
a barong and something more Filipino

but he goes astray
wanting to portray who he really is

a matter of self-expression
he says is important

one asserts to keep one away
from the enslavement of inferiority

in facing the Chief Justice he drives
the main point of his existence

a pink tie, a pouting mouth,
the famous sway of the hip

a la maya angelou.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2010



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