“Train Ride” post from ALIEN TO ANY SKIN blog

I remember one time coming home from work, missing not just my station but shooting past about six others.  People grew more panicky as the train gained momentum.  We all felt there was something wrong.  Some folks tried to pry open the automatic doors.  But the train was going too fast to jump off safely, so they shouted outside to anyone who could hear as the train hurtled between stations.  Everyone held on to something firm.

READ the entire blog entry at ALIEN TO ANY SKIN

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About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

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