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‘keepsake’ from not poems, just words is my existential pang of the day. will you remember me at all?
‘I’m a quiet person. But if you love me loud enough, I’d scream out love like the loudest sound.’
the short life series
(words and images © 2018 Ramon Loyola)
‘full house’ is one of my favourite pieces in my first-ever poetry collection, not poems, just words. it’s filled with truths and the tentative presence of memory.
This, I think, is how to be still on a long weekend.
(from ‘I Look For You In Other Truths‘, 2014 MoshPit Publishing)
‘Jealousies (or what mine could do)’, from Blank Rune Press’ Forgetting is So Long, an anthology of Australian love poetry (2016). Have you ever been this jealous?
(from Swells in Tiny Rooms (2016, Blank Rune Press) and I Look For You In Other Truths (2014, MoshPit Publishing))
Will this get me a husband-to-be, now that SSM is now legal in Australia? I doubt it. Remember: this is in dream state. Here it goes, anyway.
I’d like to think I can draw, make some doodles, and illustrate the heck out of it. Sadly, though, it’s a little amateurish. But, heck, it’s fun to do. Here are the first spoils of art.
I was thinking of leaving, but not without saying thanks …
‘I am not lovely’ is one of the poems in I Look For You In Other Truths that had a few revisions before it reached its final form. It’s a personal piece, a wish piece, a wear-my-heart-on-my-sleeve moment, something that could only be desired nowadays.