The Violence of Waiting and Other Fairy Tales (a Poetry Collection)

"I wanted to get these out before I grew too old for the particular brand of millennial misery poems Maybe later on I’ll call it the lost days And maybe even later I’ll just ca

open letters

"a tribute to the broken: an open letter" Broken, scathed, scarred, and worst, shattered like tiny pieces of sharp-edged fragments of glasses Barely breathing, barely breathing, b


i’m a bottle suppressed, stuffed with dried up tears and dreams that remain as dreams, words unsaid and crumpled up thoughts, neatly folded emotions and everything that othe


the tragedy wasn’t found in the uproar of the deep blue with which its crescendos supposedly meant to overpower that of the voices it wasn’t in the silence casted, kissing t

try to recall the right way to pray

only when you stay awake late enough can you hear the sound of daybreak, a town slowly coming alive as you wonder if you still are you count every breath you spend staring

Mom, this is how my brain works

Dear Mom, wish it were easy to explain to you how my mind works When I come home from school every weekend, worn out like an old sweater, your hugs stitch me back together, on


y neighbors have a white guard dog tied outside their house She never goes inside Drizzle, storm, heat, the dog stands dutifully outside its master’s house to warn them of intrud

“Ang Tawag Ni Bes,” isang prosa na akda ni Ethan

Bawat pintig ng orasan, dib dib ko’y kumakabog, dapat na bang tuluyan Habang pinagmamasdan ko ang kalawakan, ramdam ko ang mahinang tapik ng hangin sa aking mga balikat at sin

Getting There

Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, overs and unders Life is full of unwarranted surprises and expected plot twists Life is full of people like you As sweet a

A Letter to a First Aid Kit

To you, my first aid kit Study your new patient Study the way they move, The way they talk, The way they laugh, The way they sleep, The way they breathe St