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Month: September 2020

Ms. Wa (Who?)

Have you read the one about the Jacaranda tree? No? Well, I don’t remember much of it, but I know that it was somewhere in one of the many English textbooks we read in primary school. Anyway, it’s Monday morning; the year is 2018. It is around this time of year; the Jacaranda tree is …

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Have You Seen Her?

Have you seen her? The girl with flames in her hair, Fire in her eyes, And a sharpness in her tongue. Have you seen her? Standing as tall as she can, The way her height has nothing to do with it, She is strength and resilience, But this doesn’t speak to her willingness to go …

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Dear Diary…

The world around me has gone to sleep. Crickets have taken over. It is their world now. There’s barely any noise, but once in a while, a door is closed, and a toilet is flushed. My laptop is running like a mini-posho mill, and as I type on the keyboard, I add one more form …

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This Skin

My whole life I have wanted to belong, That is something many people crave.   I could tell you about the day I lost myself, In a class full of chattering children who didn’t know better, They saw something they never had before, It’s not their fault; it’s the excitement it elicited. So, one by …

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