In this republic,
one does not have to have risked life and limb
nor shed blood
fighting for freedom, or defending democracy,
to be worthy of medals.
One must merely point the muzzle
at those armed only with stethoscopes and syringes
and haul them like pigs to the pen.

Alexander Martin Remollino

Alexander Martin Remollino was Tinig.com's associate editor. He was a poet, essayist, and journalist. He also wrote some short fiction.

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