You who carries a waxing moon
with your skin paper-soft
and bleeding salt—

tell me;
have you ever thought
of carving a piece
of the night sky
from yourself,
only to feel less
of who you are
and more of who
the cupped hands
and slithering whispers
demanded to be?

About Author

Saquina Karla C. Guiam is from the Philippines. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Transcending Shadows Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Fem Lit Mag, Outlook Springs, Crab Fat Magazine, and others. She is the Roots nonfiction editor of Rambutan Literary and the Social Media Manager for Umbel & Panicle. Her website is

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