Each month, write a new collection.
Being swept upLike the marriage I was in my wife'shomeland Being in thePhilippinesShe was tellingme what to do as I would sayokay and yesto whatever I was a personfeeling Like a birdReady to go HomeA homing pigeon The police was barging inthrough the screen doorThe operationwas a sweep during the ChristmasholidaysThe objective was to rid themselvesof any terror organizationsThe N.P.A.Or new peoples armywas a threat to the countries leadership atthe time I was thereAnd the cousin of my wifehappened to be a bodyguard for the A.B.B. Alex Brigario BrigadeHe was known to have tieswith the NPA and I was inthe back reading when I heard the commotion in the front room where the cousin was sleeping on the couchI was swept up with the rest of themMy wife was not in the city or the house at thetime and I recall askingwho were they looking for?And the soldier said "do youKnow who the N.P.A. are?I said, "who?" the NPA?No I don't know of whoHe believed meand I was releasedfrom custody after questioningLater, I filed fordivorceAnd found myselfin a Sober livingandWas little aware of howclose I cameto being involvedwith the sweep