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
nagproproblema
kay waray kabo

aanhon ko man
pag-uli
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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