Poem 46

1. Undue gratification / mixed hesitation or heresy 2. the sound of socks creeping down the stairs and none 3. who owns a memory who steals a memory ? 4. Does the backyard… Continue reading

Poem 22

Spread, mist, and glow again — and wet the sharps of grass. Men rushing, huddled, panting, torn: scarves and pashminas saluting flags. Automobiles in oscillating luminosity: swerving! honking! o drab drab morning rush!… Continue reading

Mothers Never Die; They Just Go Into Hiding

In truth, a graveyard lies not a mother. Mothers never die. They simply go into hiding. And like a childhood daze, it’s up to me to seek. While her ashes may be miles away, Mother’s… Continue reading


Captured: me lying on the deck. not smoking. not drunk. not even high. listening for a knock on the door by the ‘One’ -; the thumping of socked feet on carpeted stairs shake… Continue reading

“No more, Nothing, Nevermore”: Poetry Under Inebriation

As a souvenir of last night’s cast party, I have photos of three poems I wrote while drunk. They were all inspired by different household items in our host’s house. While they’re far… Continue reading

20 Things I Want to Say (Spoken Word)

This was a performance for “Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids” on 23 July 2014. I wrote this particular piece a few years back. PS: The stage adds 30 pounds. The camera… Continue reading

Bakla (Queer Monologues)

July 2013 I joined a group of brave and talented LGBT performers in St. John’s to put up the Queer Monologues. My piece, in particular, is about growing up gay in the Philippines.… Continue reading

Can I? (Spoken Word)

Next week, I’m conquering my fear of performing poetry live by going to an open mic poetry slam. This is my piece, thus far. It is not yet as polished as I want… Continue reading

12 Internet Rules for My Future Kids

Being at the time of my life when nothing seems more important than settling down and passing on my genes, I reflected on some of the things I have learned, things I have… Continue reading

Why I Liked the HIMYM Finale

It wasn’t until a couple of days ago, after I was done unpacking in my new place, that I was finally able to sit down, put my feet up, and watch the much… Continue reading