WHERE IS HOME? (a Haibun)

The other day, my nephew posted pictures of decorative structures that he and his friends have set up in my old hometown. While the change was aesthetically pleasing, something clicked inside me: Bayanan, my hometown, is gone. Bayanan has changed a lot in the years I have been away. The sleepy barrio is gone, replacedContinue reading “WHERE IS HOME? (a Haibun)”

COMING HOME (WPC: Happy Place)

I was a nomad wandering from dream to dream living life with neither anchor nor chains until I found your arms then I  wondered no more why birds, born free, would fold their wings for a humble nest in an obscure tree. There, in your embrace, I knew I’ve been searching for my place to loveContinue reading “COMING HOME (WPC: Happy Place)”


Ah! Bountiful garden you left me no room for idle wondering. When we came home from our two-week vacation last Wednesday, we were greeted with ripening tomatoes and peppers. The weather had been good during our absence. Rain came once a week. Immediately, I harvested the ripe fruits. That same afternoon, overcome by excitement, IContinue reading “GENEROUS GARDEN”


“Stop!” the screaming banshee of a mommy yells from the other room at her little monkeys running wild making a mess of their home. “Watch out! There are legos and lincoln logs nasty little traps scattered on the floor There are ninjas and soldiers trucks and trains and guns and more.” “Are you crazy?!” yelledContinue reading “HOME”


This weekend, DVERSE wants us to write an epistolary poem, e.g., a letter poem. I tried to make a magnum opus (HA! 🙂 but the plates and pans spoke to me. Why not write about these things that bother me so, eh? 🙂 To the Pots and Pans Why don’t you just disappear when yourContinue reading “POETICS: SENT WITH A STAMP”