Posted in Art and About, Verses

I Don’t Need the Sympathy

"Little Madness" - from Natalie Shau's "Alice" Series
“Little Madness” – from Natalie Shau’s “Alice” Series

i don’t need

your sycophantic


leave me be

to sip my


in silence

in solitude.

give me this


to refocus,


the madness

i call

my life.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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