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To Walk in Darkness

"Caminos Tortuosos" - Remedios Varo, 1957
“Caminos Tortuosos” – Remedios Varo, 1957

i stand alone.
i walk alone.
as i live and breathe,
i can do this.

i can swim through
the mire,
the dismal muck
of intrigue,
of slander,
of pain undeserved.

i can fight through
the forest of grief,
cut through the
thorns of ill-will,
the snares,
the tangled vines
of negativity
threatening to
smother me,
reduce me
to nothingness.

the world
tried to
break me,
shame me,
blame me,
ruin me.

it failed.

i walk in
i slip through

each step
leads me
farther away
from the
the vicious
of hate,
of loathing.

each step
brings me
to light,
most sweet.



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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