second time

That first win was so awesome and so satisfying that I thought there wouldn’t be a second one.

I just feel so happy right now.

“Maps”. First Prize for Poetry, Palanca Awards.

I posted the news elsewhere first (Twitter and Facebook) and immediately got a ton of love. Thank you so much for all the kind words. The show of support was just overwhelming. I can be quite unkind to myself and to my words, so I appreciate it when people take the time to message me to say that they like what I write, and that I should write more.

“Maps” should be uploaded on the Palanca website soon, and I hope you can read it and give me your comments. :)

12 thoughts on “second time”

    1. Ganda. (pause) Ganda. (pause) Ganda. (hikab)

      Haha thanks ate Kate! Naalala mo nung nahulog yung ribbon ko tapos sabi ng Nanay ko humingi pa tayo ng isa? WHAT NANAY hahahaha.

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just seen this, been out of the loop for a while. Congrats on the new job, too, change is good!

    Is this a collection or the same poem that was published in Pedestal? I remember that was really good. Hall of Fame na ba kasunod? Congrats again and very best wishes.

    – Catherine

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