ebolusyon

“Wala kang pakinabang” Isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, hindi na mabilang na beses. Lagi mong pinapaalala at tila baga isang buto, ito’y tumubo. “Wala kang pakinabang” Basag na baso. Natapong mantika. Putol-putol na katol. Mga bagay na di na mapapakinabangan. Ilang litrong luha dahil paulit-ulit kung magkulang. Wala, wala, wala akong pakinabang.  

when bigotry is served

that napkin—daintily folded red sauce—wiped off my smirk and I—be silently labeled as part of a sector of women you call "clean" my spaghetti—twirled another bite-size hot-dog—forked I watched it disappear from your mouth, wondering how many more bigoted tongues live inside unsuspecting mouths?          

Just because it’s a children’s story doesn’t mean …

Reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at age 28 is not as smooth as one should ever expect. "And Edward was surprised to discover that he was listening." (77, DiCamillo) Yes, it's word-choice, narration, even pace are designed for younger readers. Again, I'm telling you: you won't go reading it in one go. Trust … Continue reading Just because it’s a children’s story doesn’t mean …