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Balikbayan Box

There were no chocolate bars
nor perfume, nor new shoes,
nor ready-to-wear clothes
Inside the wooden box
Unloaded from the plane –
Just a cold cadaver
Of the one who’s expected
To bring money and goods
To the crying relatives
Waiting for his (her) arrival.



Isa lamang ordinaryong miron at mapangarapin si Noel Sales Barcelona na nagnanais magsulat ng hinggil sa kaniyang nadarama.

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