Fill in the missing parts

‘They say, when you go out into the world alone, you lose a little bit of yourself. But when I go out into the wild world alone, I gain a little bit of everyone else. They fill in the missing parts.’

the short life series

(words and images © 2018 Ramon Loyola)

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The Measure of Skin in Vagabond Press’ deciBels 3 series

My new chapbook, The Measure of Skin, is now available for pre-order from Vagabond Press. I’m thrilled to be part of this series in esteemed company. Check it out and place your pre-order (to arrive by the end of March 2018).

The Measure of Skin navigates the surging waves of anti-identity sweeping the world today, where one’s propensity to stand out in the crowd — because of skin colour and gender persuasion — becomes a howl for acceptance and recognition in the streets where humanity thrives, in the walls where hope breathes, in another’s touch where love resides. They are poems that are not just about love, but of how love and faith in one’s identity transcend the ideals of a normative reality.

Ramon Loyola, The Measure of Skin (db3)