Pag-iliw han kabo ha Munich / Longing for a Water Dipper in Munich

Poetry by | September 18, 2011

ha Tacloban
kabo an naghuhugas
kada kahuhuman ko
lilingkod ha inuduro
kada aga

aadi ako yana ha Munich
kay waray kabo

aanhon ko man
hin’ nga buli?

trans. from Waray by Dante A. Rosales

in Tacloban
I use a water dipper
to wash up
every time I’m done
using the toilet bowl
every morning

now I’m here in Munich
greatly bothered
because no one uses a water dipper

how do I manage
to clean myself up
from all this shit?

Voltaire Q. Oyzon teaches Literature and Social Science courses at Leyte Normal University in Tacloban City. He was a Writing Fellow in the UP 41st National Creative Writing Workshop and 10th Iligan National Writing Workshop.

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