Posted in Shutterbug Blues, Verses


"Into the Woods" - Batangas, 2010
“Into the Woods” – Batangas, 2010

we should


take paths

that are


or roads


by commoners

and simply

take blade

or flame

or hatchet

or pick

and cut

our own



our own


owe nothing

to no-one

and simply


like a

guiding star

for others

to follow.



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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