An Elegy to my Grandmother

    You birthed four children, but you really had eight, my brothers, sister, and I. We called you our second mother. I remember when Ruben dropped a brick on my head, and you made it better by giving me a cup of soda. You would always give us sweets and even as we got [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]


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 [...]