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Musings After Kahlo

"La Columna Rota" - Frida Kahlo, 1944
“La Columna Rota” – Frida Kahlo, 1944

let it
not be
that the
that the
that the
have no

broken hearts
still beat,
fractured limbs
still move,
even spirits
brashly tossed
may thrive.

so long
as i
have words,
so long
as i
have thoughts
so long
as i
can dream –
and even
are better
than nothing –
i can
and thrive
and flourish
and bloom
and bear
and live
and love
another time.



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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