Despite my name being Jose I am
not Hispanic but Filipino, which means
that as far as you’re concerned my white wife
is not a breeding vessel for the Hispanic
invasion, but for the Asian invasion. Please
take note of this. Because the Asian invasion,
and all the other invasions you fear, are gaining
strength like tropical depressions, and as the days
go by your vessel will lose more and more
of its buoyancy, more of its ability
to breed. Which means, as far as my wife and I
are concerned, that there’s still hard, hard work
to be done. That, like a sturdy vessel riding
high upon the waves, we we will continue to float.
First published, in a slightly different version, at Vox Populi.
In this time of plague let us remember
that we’re all in this together.
That what unites us is stronger than what
That we’ll make our way out of this in one piece,
stronger than before, wiser than we ever thought
Remember, anything that feels good
is trite, has been done, has been seen,
has been composed a billion times before.
There is no pleasure that doesn’t increase
the risk of disease.
There is no disease to which you’ll say no
because of the price.
If it feels good, you will pay for it.
This message has been brought to you
by your friends at Fill In the Blank.
We’re all bad.
We’re holding your mother
hostage in the basement.
Buy our useless and/or
or she gets it.
Photograph by Jose Padua