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September 05, 2021

"DO I EVER SHUT UP?"

That is one question you may never have the guts to say out loud here, right to my face. You can’t fool me with your expressions. Your eyes narrow. Your lips purse. I bet you’re holding back thos...


July 20, 2021

"OPIA"

How to hold oneself, keeping it together, when before you they shiver? You could be the living legend who brings them excitement or you could be the nightmare their past, present, or future trial...


July 09, 2021

"ELLIPSISM"

If age is just a number, then why does time feel smaller? Space is no longer as wide as we once experienced. Before the digits, life seemed to give us so plenty, that we could spare a minute simp...


June 21, 2021

"ADRONITIS"

They say patience is a virtue and fairy tales aren’t true. There’s no such thing as ‘love at a first sight. Such a childish mentality isn’t right. I know we’ve just met but there’s this feeling t...


June 09, 2021

"LIBEROSIS"

Like going out alone at night without wearing any gloves and masks during this pandemic era when infection cases are sky high. Like feeling indifferent when the one you love chooses another man o...


May 18, 2021

"LACHESISM"

How boring is your life On a scale of one to ten, that you wish for an accident but still don’t want to die? Be very careful what you wish for. Once it’s granted, there’s no repeat. You can actua...


May 15, 2021

"KUEBIKO"

My mother couldn’t find the words for those strange feelings I had. She wondered why I’d cried as a little girl at the sight of the street beggar covered in ghastly wounds. My best friend was con...


April 22, 2021

"KENOPSIA"

I try not to experience your loss and sadness as everyone moved on, or away, not staying long. Too many statements that begin with: “Once upon a time…” “This used to be…” “Do you remember when…?”...


April 07, 2021

"CHRYSALIM"

The world outside? It can be chaotic. God Does What God Likes. What we break, God May Fix or Leave Shattered, just like that. At least I’m safe, also warm within. The giant shower is on, perfect ...


March 23, 2021

"GNOSSIENNE"

It turns out a decade and more are still not enough to know you as a whole. I can still see the beauty in your soul, hear the gentleness in your voice. Somehow, I can even imagine your warm emb...


February 13, 2021

"OLD FEELINGS"

This is why Time Machine is only fiction You can only look back to search for what you’ve lacked: Words you should’ve said… Love you should’ve shared… The lost moments… No second chances… Only me...


January 24, 2021

"LIKE I'VE LOVED YOU"

I’ve decided to keep my old vow that I shall never love anyone like I’ve loved you. No, please don’t say ‘wow’. I don’t mean it as a compliment. There’s still a lot about me, oblivious to you. F...


Once upon a time, I told someone this critical line: “If romance were a god, I’d probably be agnostic. I’d like to believe in it, ‘though it seems only happening to others, while it feels like so...


December 06, 2020

"STOCKHOLM SYNDROME"

“I love him. / I love her. / I love them.” Yet this is not the first time, you come to me with the same problem(s). The endless fighting, the infidelity, the abuse, oh-so-constantly. I’m surprise...


I had the strangest, most vivid dream. I heard your voice, faintly somewhere in the distance, yet my phone was still off and charging. Was it my imagination? Was my mind playing tricks on me agai...


November 03, 2020

"MORE POETRY FOR THE LONELY"

I think I’ve run out of sedatives just to numb the pain within. I know, they can be addictive, but I can’t deal with my feelings. These days, they can be overwhelming. So, what do I do now? My id...


October 12, 2020

"TELL YOU WHAT(?)

Tell you what? They’ll suggest that accept that this has never been a perfect world. One way or another, we’re all bound to hurt, so just deal with it. Tell you what? They’ll say it’s not alwa...


October 04, 2020

"ERASED AND UNWRITTEN"

They all say the same cliché: “It’s better to have loved than none at all.” Our story had been short and not worth it, yet I’ve been cursed with this ability; this giant elephant memory. Let’s be...


September 28, 2020

"THE 3 A.M. BREAKDOWN"

The dawn isn’t close enough, yet I am jolted awake from a dream that felt like a time machine, throwing me back to the past, so mean. Who has resurrected this silly girl I once was? I thought I’d...


September 15, 2020

"FATIGUE"

Every day is basically the same. We’ve become hamsters in our own spinning wheels. It’s the familiar, boring game. We’re going round and round on our heels. The world’s become a scarier place. Le...


September 03, 2020

"CRUEL"

What did that elephant ever do to you? You’re no human, such a horrible monster, feeding her with a pineapple, filled with active firecrackers. Her fetus exploded within and so she died, found wo...


I’ve been blinded by biased simplicity, seeing things in black and white, so literally. The shame’s still within me, ‘though I know I’m not the one and only. Have your minds also been corrupted, ...


August 16, 2020

"IN AGONIZING SILENCE"

Hear nothing but your own heartbeat. Feel nothing but the cold that creeps in. See a mouth that’s clamped, eyes that tell you nothing, a mystery that lies within. You think you can enter her worl...


You’ll never know but he misses the old days when you seemed to love him so, in your arms, he’d felt safe and protected. You only see how he doesn’t meet your expectations. He only remembers you’...


July 30, 2020

"TOXIC POSITIVITY"

“Patience is a virtue.” Yeah, right. At least according to you. “There’s no point in this fight.” Nothing wrong with patience. It’s your ignorance with certain privileges. Not everyone owns the s...


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This is where a lot of my poems get posted. :) Happy reading!

R.