Tag Archive: spoken word

To that almost right person who just got the time wrong

To that almost right person who just got the time wrong, I’ve always thought love was all chains and various kinds of suffocation, but yours felt like that first glorious breath after drowning;… Continue reading

Constellations and Rabbit Holes

In case we don’t chance upon each other, I promise to forgive you. And I’ll forgive me too. In case we don’t chance upon each other, this will remain true: more than stars and rabbits, I have loved you.

You Are Enough (A Response to Serge Gabriel’s “The Best Version of Myself”)

I know how it feels like to meet and exceed what was asked for, only to be loved with a love stamped with a Best Before.

Honey, you can’t be a hero in this lifetime

To Wendy, who will be celebrating her 18th birthday, this is for you: Honey, you can’t be a hero in this lifetime. Whatever you think or say or do, no matter how grand… Continue reading

Where Broken Hearts Might Have Gone To

   When you start making someone your home, you are in big trouble. I know people who found a resting place inside a lover’s eyes, a lover’s hand, a lover’s mouth, and after… Continue reading

On Dreams and Realities

When I was five I wanted to become a princess— the kind of princess who lives in a faraway kingdom, always in between that proverbial once upon a time and happily ever after.… Continue reading

Poems and Pineapples

“It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.” – Pablo Neruda – Do you know why pineapples have many eyes? I do. I’ve known the answer since I was six. The reason… Continue reading

Mishaps

He still thinks about her. She’s still the girl he looks for in every crowd— in parks and malls and concert halls where he knows she’d never go— he still hopes to find… Continue reading

A Farewell Love Letter from a School to a Graduating Student (Spoken Word)

(Dear Reader, this piece was really meant to be heard and not silently read. Please do me a favor. I hope you read this one even in the most quiet whisper. Thank you.)… Continue reading