You believed.

Why did you love me? Why did you love me when I was naive at nineteen? Why did you love me when I spoke words that were ever so mean? Why did you love me when your friends and family did not approve? Why did you love me whenever I’d push you far enough so…

They will mend.

Do you remember our last night together during the rainy month of May? We both cried rivers as you painfully begged me to stay. My heart told me no, but my mind assured me yes. I needed to leave in order for my life to eventually progress. You were still in denial, she was your…

Have you?

Have you ever thought about me? Have you ever thought about me since the morning that I had walked out of your bedroom door? Have you ever thought about me leaving all our precious memories shattered on your cold floor? Have you ever thought about me asking you to tell me about your day? Have…

Hopeful

Mommy, Firstly — thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for embodying someone I would like to become one day — or at least try to. You are someone who is well loved by many since you have the capacity to inspire with your values, charm and perseverance. I can’t name a single…

Anonymous

The following letter was originally written on October 2017 regarding the nurse turnover epidemic in relation to autocratic management issues.  Names** were edited for confidentiality.  To whom this may concern: My name is “anonymous.”  I am currently working as a registered nurse in the telemetry unit of this hospital.  I will not disclose my personal…

“Just Friends.”

It’s funny how life always surprises us at the most random times. Rewind to 2015/2016: I thought that I had my life together, at least for someone who was just 21.  I had graduated on time without any student loans.  I had passed my NCLEX (entry-level nursing exam).  I had left the familiar Manila atmosphere…