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Vicious

“Down the Sweeping Staircase” – Bulacan, 27 May 2016

i want 

to sweep 

down 

to swoop 

down on my 

foes 

like an 

old school 

grand dame 

a vicious 

villainess 

out for 

blood 

out for vengeance. 
i want 

to demand 

an eye 

for every 

eye 

a gash 

for every 

lash 

so inflicted. 
and i 

will play 

victim 

no longer 

and call 

for 

and scream 

for 

the letting 

of blood

of tears 

of pain 

sans mercy 

exacting 

the price 

of all 

my darkest 

years 

cutting it 

from the 

souls 

of all 

who did 

me harm 

just because 

back then 

i could 

not 

fight back.

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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 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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