The Garden of Beings

long, long serpent slithers 

close with his male human 

lovers wrapped in each other’s 

skins but the aswang does not 

envy a small bit—her lips occupied

with her diwata’s own pair

a vision of brown and ethereal 

whiteness beside the tree that expels

a sigh of contentment as its exposed

roots clutches close its mermaid sweetheart 

underneath these couples grow a grass—green 

as the Eden’s but holy only to us.


Kon Wala Imong Letra Sa LGBTQIA

ayaw nag katingala di ta sama sa uban

maya nga walay pako sungo sa matinahuron kolor 

tungatunga sa roygbiv gaway sa matinabangon double blade 

nga di pang ahit: atong ebolusyon magpadayon

This literary piece is part of Katitikan Issue 4: Queer Writing.