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Tigsingkwenta, puti

nga chrysanthemum

sama sa sando ni papa

nga karun akung gikuso-kuso

para mawala ang mantsa

sa suka.

 

Puti, humut

dili sama sa aslum nga baho nga

taud-taud na pung mugawas gikan

anang na-ughan nga baba.

 

Puti, luspad

sama sa kalimutaw sa uwak nga gahuwat

gawas sa amung balay.

 

Trans:

Fifty peso-worth, white

chrysanthemum

like papa’s sando

which now I had to wash

to remove the vomit

staining it.

 

White, fragrant

unlike the sour scent

which had been flowing out from that

drying mouth.

 

White, pale

like that of the crow which waits

outside our house.

 

*image by Aaron Burden

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