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Jeepney smoke

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Jeepney smoke seeps through the iron rail 
to keep him bloodshot. He burrows in the neck 
of his shirt, already coughing. A black sauna air 
begins to funnel from the roaring exhaust. He feels 

a soft burn as Jeepney smoke flows into his lungs.
Turning into a viscous tar that cakes the walls of his neck.
Yet, it all smells too familiar. Throughout all these years, 
the Pasig River-scented smoke remains true. 

True to all of its people. It is...

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