joan ariete

ating kule kulubasang telepono
king libutad ning berdeng parang
nung ala ka keni ngeni
inawus da naka
lukas mo ring sapatus mu
apulung libo keng ikwa ing karpet a yan
gumamit kang unan nung lukluk ka
bawat bangku mamangalagang adwang libu
eme rugu gagasgasan ing lamesa
minabut ya rin yang pitung libu
oyni ing baso ning alak
ing bote mamabot yang adwang dalan

ngeni mipagkwentu tana

*Fitzgerald Kusz, a German poet writing in Franconian, one of the German dialects.
—Posted: 9:02 AM 2/10/10 by eK! | Post Your Comment!

About the author. Joan Ariete was born and bred in Lubao, Pampanga. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2004. She worked as a junior writer for Summit Publishing's YES! Magazine from 2005-2006. She is currently collaborating with a friend on a photo-documentary featuring the Burmese community of New York. She currently lives in New York City.
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