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Dragging

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   YESTERDAY, I dragged my foot to go the SM North to buy a hose connector. It was six o’clock, traffic was not bad, and public transport was easy, despite the fact that most workers would be going home around that time. I found what I…

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Dragging

By May 26, 2024G Spot

The wheelchair

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE image of her friend in a wheelchair bothers her. It is an image Enya had not gotten used to, having known Amira as a vibrant, cheerful woman, gifted with intelligence and a capacity to help the less fortunate. That image is somehow fading, being…

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The wheelchair

By May 12, 2024G Spot

Invisible you

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THIS poem was composed in 2015, for a friend who did everything for her husband who didn’t realize she existed. It is a poem for women who try so hard, without realizing they could be happier with a rubber shoes.   You will miss me…

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Invisible you

By May 6, 2024G Spot

Going, going, gone!

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE heat is real. It can only get worse. What use are the parks if the heat prevents us from going there? Given the projections on the impact of climate change, protection and development of green spaces become imperative. Parks (including memorial parks), athletic ovals…

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Going, going, gone!

By April 28, 2024G Spot

Poetry and disconnect

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By Virginia Jamin Pasalo   A GOOD friend from Puerto Rico, Luz Maria Lopez, is publishing “a little book with selected poems in English” and requested me to write a very short simple blurb, around five lines. She wants me to do this because she says, I’m familiar with her…

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Poetry and disconnect

By April 20, 2024G Spot

Shorter days

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE days are shorter, I believe, with each day ending without finishing as much task as before. Perhaps it’s the heat, perhaps it’s the burgeoning traffic, the sea of humans on the street, or maybe it’s my body’s declining capacity to cope with the usual…

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Shorter days

By April 14, 2024G Spot

Gardens, what happens when you’re gone?

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I MEAN, your garden, your personal planned space for the cultivation of plants including other forms of nature. What happens, after you’re gone? At Teachers Village where our family stayed for more than ten years at an 800 square meters of vacant space, I had…

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Gardens, what happens when you’re gone?

By April 8, 2024G Spot

Family

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IN the beginning, we walked together, some walking ahead, some taking time for conversations. Sundays were intended for bonding with family members, those who live in the Philippines, with the exception of Lydia, who was busy with her grandchildren, the renovation of her house, or…

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Family

By March 31, 2024G Spot

Unforgotten

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WRITTEN eight years ago, on April 27 2016, under circumstances of remembrance. Some memories recede in the backwater of our mind, whether we accept it or not, and when we remember them, it is not always with the accuracy with which we first remembered them…

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Unforgotten

By March 24, 2024G Spot