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Standing Ground

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“Runaway” – Makati, 14 May 2016

i can’t
keep running
away:
sooner or
later
i’ll have
to look
you
in the
eye
and tell
you
to your
face
all the
words
i’ve kept
bottled within
all my
anger
all my
rage
and my
sorrow
and my
grief.

and i
have to
steel myself
for your
wrath
if and
when
it comes
and pray
i do
not
respond to
viciousness
with rancour
or to
pique
with venom
or to
demand for
blood.

let us
settle
the matter
as man
and woman
and leave
all childishness
all peevishness
behind
and start
afresh.

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Author:

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 earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. 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.

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