by Lawdenmarc Decamora

New time slot


A car crash across the boy's

house seems to strengthen

his will. Vic

the next bully in the gang

before Ric, Franco and me

names the crash


something like a tribute

to their dreaded pizza

parlour games

& never-ending family

homecare therapy

which cause playtime

not to be historically

important like Timbuktu.

So Vic once again

stuns us by pleading

to the crash Dear


like a love letter

to quantum explosion

or something strange

like an afternoon

TV show host

making sense

of the transfer of sperm

from a 5PM ATM

transaction to


Anna Akhmatova, 1904                                        

Ghislaine Howard, Angry Man                                       

Lawdenmarc Decamora is presently finishing his MA thesis in literary and cultural studies in the Philippines. He teaches literature in the oldest existing university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas.