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The Concept of Flight for Angels with Broken Wings

"A Bag Full of Cranes" - Makati, March 2015
“A Bag Full of Cranes” – Makati, March 2015


i wonder

what it’d

be like

to soar

free and easy,

without a care,

no worries,

no sorrows

just lightness,


gracefully drifting

floating away.


and i,



broken in more

ways than


will stare up

skies above me

bluer than blue,

high and clear;





then i

look at

tattered wings,

tips broken

by time

by circumstance…

and sigh

with yearning

with envy

with hate:

and again

i gaze up

i weep

for things

i can



to have.



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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