instructions for the living

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instructions for the living

you are cordially invited to kick it w the unseen fridays and sundays 11:30PM GMT

come thru

time and space stack on them selves to allow us to meet you here

You are not time bou somehow you manag said, rapt around ete

Easy tears were fallin makes her seem like in the midst of etern

The lolas of yo and let light sp


prelude with belief

und. In both form and in spirit you’ve always been elusive, but ged to tell me about how your death was your awakening. Rapt, you ernity. I keep stillness cause you might say more.

ng from tita’s face last Sunday and I knew it was you. Her dancing she’s not the teary type. It made me wonder, do you still feel tender nal joy?

our lolas are somehow somewhere laughing; together. They burst open pill out––down here we call it the sun. I can touch you after all.


ons as door dimensi

dimensional doorways dimensionless doorways dimensions as doorwaves

can you tea

how to figh I ask you, mothers,

how to ex

what’s it l where are

how did u

we put forward a belief that you’ll meet us at the function

ach me how to care for our daughters

ht with love held in your eyes

xist in all directions

like to know to God u broken how can we bridge healing

u learn to time travel

II in present patience

Our bodies must be per-tuned to hear y

whisper-tune our bodies to hear you our bodies must be whisper-tuned to hear you whisper-tune our bodies to hear you

you are not one to make yourself heard above the noise

e whisyou

still here



You were so quiet in your hum

ca ll it the su


i bet lola olympia’s strut is so sagely please come with your hand-me-downs

mble dignity

III eternal after party in kapwa

lolo’s aches for freedom

the burial locations of eleven

tita’s dark spirit possession

deaths at the printing press

the walking path from pampanga

lola’s large print reader’s digest

our father who art in heaven

mama and papa’s half siblings

the provincial listening room

the people power newspapers

parties at the fairview house

the named and unnamed unborn

disneyland and american dreams

rainy season city floods

the pretend grape farmer of 1989

come get yourself more wrapped in this dimension a

the lineage of schizo phrenia



the reason for four letter names

and let’s tell stories of how you got free to bring us whole

the first green card marriage



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