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Crack in the Horizon
This fraudulent drizzle
To this season; A GANGSTER OF THE MONSOON
MUST BE PLAYING TRICKS ON US
LOOK AT THAT
Sunshine; isn’t it odd
That it should fall on
A murky dewdrop
Hanging from a tip
Of a ROTTEN TWIG?
I don’t know what to expect
Anymore; it seems all of nature
Is turning upside down; even chance has no more purpose;
Could this be the DREADED REM PHENOMENON
Occurring in broad daylight when everyone
Is up and about pampering one’s ego?
THAT CRIPPLED RED ANT
CARRYING A LOAD MUCH BIGGER THAN ITS SIZE?
Could it be an ominous act?
Is there another crack in the
Clemencio M. Bascar is a columnist in Zamboanga Today and Zamboanga Peninsula Journal. He lives in the Philippines with his wife, and has three children. Formerly, he was the vice president for Corporate Affairs at Western Mindanao State University and is the recipient of various awards and distinctions, including First Place Winner of the National Poetry Contest jointly sponsored by the United Nations Information Center (Philippines) and PRAMA Foundation in connection with the International celebration of Culture and Peace. He was also a Philippine Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awardees, named outstanding public servant in 2006. Many of Bascar’s poems have been published in local, national and international print and online literary magazines such as Zamboanga Today, Daily Zambonga Times, Women’s, MOD, CHIC, MUSED-Bella Online Review, and Torrid Literature Journal.