Sunday, January 13, 2008

Titles From Tom Beckett #3

Jean Vengua’s Penguin

The tuxedo was
de rigeur
for

the
early Pinoy
Banda
in the

United States, trying
to bridge
the

culture
gap with
what later came

to be nicknamed
the Carnegie
Shuffle.

My
father shuffled
off into Hawaiian

music, bright shirts
& ukeleles,
avoiding

taxes
& tuxes.
Had he, how-

ever,
chosen the
dinner-suit route, I’m

sure he would
have stood
out

from
the rest
of the band,

would have been
the Emperor
Penguin.

Jesus,
he was
a handsome man.

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