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Monthly Archives: June 2007

All apologies

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word” ~ Sir Elton John My dearest E., I’m sorry. And I don’t have a problem saying ‘sorry’ when it needs to be said. And why am I sorry? Because I have been busy at work. Because I had to leave you with your grandparents last night as I […]

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Sight

Monochrome lights Staring into my eyes Bleak.. Dreary… Blinded by my sight. Ugly in my majesty The sun lingers in the sky And I cling to the willows My eyes are a curse. My slippers and shoes The greens and blues I have a wart on my toe Because the doctor stole my purse. Lotion […]

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Lines Written With Thought Beside Me

To have Reality smashed up Against your face and see Life through the cracks. To squint to see until Your eyes begin to burn and close And you begin to dream. To dream would be fine But what if sleep intrudes and oblivion follows on its heels? Where would this walk lead? What of the […]

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Cool

I’ve not been anything but scorching hot Soared with passions all aflame But when he gently let me down, told me “This is not a rejection”- (but it was!) To tepid. Then to Cool again. It was like this as I recall My emotions, registering on Richter, Rippling on the equator And I thought my […]

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I Wonder…

1. Where women (who’ve had children) derive their motherly instinct from? And likewise, where women (who’ve had children) derive the animalistic instinct not to care for their young ones anymore? 2. Why, despite feminist movements, women’s equality debates, promising career advancements, the balance of the power struggle, and blurring of the gender demarcation and their […]

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I Want a Baby

So I’m already a mother. I have a beautiful 20-month old daughter. I’m still fat, though, from my excess pregnancy weight, which I’ve failed to lose since I delivered E. Yesterday, my mind had a conversation with my body: Mind: Oh, how I want another baby! I love E., but it would be so nice […]

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The Beginning: My Uncompleted Novel, unnamed

I have forgotten my past life. I have forgotten who I am. The people of the island call me “Dahnay“, which means “safe” and “well”, a tribute to the miracle of my living. These days, I am no longer a novelty. But every year, ever since I can remember, thanks and gratitude are given to […]

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I Wanna Know

Dear Grandma, I am happy to tell you that we have settled down in our new house. Everything is ok. I was sad when we had to leave you but I’m feeling a little better now cos I have my own room. Ginny just cries and cries all day, I think she misses her boyfriend. […]

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Solitude in Silence

I once attended a 10-day meditation retreat in Surat Thani, Thailand. My first time there, I was 16 years old and clueless, embarking on a journey to discover myself spiritually. I was young and reckless, my parents were horrified at first at the thought that I wanted to travel to Thailand by myself. But they […]

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Within Your Box

Do you work your sacred routine And cast yourself into the plexiglas dome Polishing your shoes until they shine Finding a sanctuary that you call home? Do you look into your eyes Pernicious judging in your mind About your temperance and style Getting more than you bargained for? Do you whisk the dust from under […]

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