Churchyard Kurseong

Churchyard Kurseong

Photo by Kakoli Dey / Shutterstock.com There was a man dwelt by a churchyard. His wife was the enormous yew tree that shielded him from all. His children came by as autumn leaves, or as some say, they were the cattle that died grazing upon the yew. Sometimes the man...
What the Brooke’s Point Farmer Taught Me

What the Brooke’s Point Farmer Taught Me

There are things bigger than me. Like husking the coconutto sip its water,hacking the shell, and scraping the meatinto strands before the third moon sets. Perhaps your oracle eye fishesin the shallows for the glimmer of a treasurechest in the waters off this Palawan...
Divine Sorrow in Baguio City

Divine Sorrow in Baguio City

The world is woven in a hazethinner than white,cloaking this bay of people who have finally learned to wait.An idol, eternally squatting, staresout the window of a divine sorrow. The instance between fog and rain dangles on the tip of my tongue. Such precipitation is...
Our Marriage Died at the Dead Sea

Our Marriage Died at the Dead Sea

He loves me, a salty woman made of sobs with knobs and handles and spigots that bob and weave salt pebble wishes drips down my face — until no more tears dissolve and my lot of wife that has looked too late, too long — fades. He’s happy for a while to while away time...