When I was 18

When I was 18

He said,

The Navy let me loose in Olongapo City and told me to be off Magsaysay Dr. by midnight. I wandered around in those bright sounds and smells of Shit River, Jeepney diesel exhaust, San Miguel Beer, and meat cooking on a stick.

It was already too late by the time liberty expired for me.

I haven’t been fit for decent society since.