9.10.15: It seems I’m filling a void of hunger. With whip creme and iced speckles of caramel. With a lover’s kiss and tainted lips. With a friend’s laughter. and only is it bearable.  With horror flicks and corny scripts. With morning asanas, and I’m only a bit stable. I don’t think it’ll end. I think … More

Folk Group: Alchemists

An essay by Natalie Desantiago About: Who are alchemists? What is alchemy? A brief history of Alchemy. How alchemists form a folk group. Folklore of alchemists. I recall unpleasant summer evenings in my stifled room: unpleasant because the arid air seemed to snatch away my breath, unpleasant because I didn’t want to leave my room to face my … More Folk Group: Alchemists

Nature Poems

Here are some morbid nature poems: So, the critter crawls onward his journey until he is flattened by a foot. The red ants feast in a frenzy on the marrow of a lizard’s bones. I never understood why the weeping willow wept. Her limbs were strong and deep rooted, her fingers brushed the soft floor, … More Nature Poems

  The pain in the pit of my stomach echoes the hollow hunger of my dormant heart

  Boredom settles in my spine, and I begin to slump like a weeping river birch tree


Excerpt from my short story Ouroboros: a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity; “One is the All and All is the One” Image by: Fuyuko Matsui A few days later my parents were gone on one of my mother’s excursions and the housekeepers left … More Ouroboros