Karen Manabat

Karen Manabat
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Karen Manabat is a registered nurse from the Philippines. She loves pizza, sunsets, and late night poetry. Whenever she's not working, you can find her cuddling with her dog or singing bad karaoke. Other habits include: giving away free hugs, bookstagramming, and constantly messing up choreography. See her struggle with photography, bad captions, tbrs, and more at @bookishkaren on Instagram.

And for the nth time I bend back my head Laughing at the absurdity of it all I realized what a little piece of heaven you...

I was magic; A burning kerchief turned into new fabric, A white dove that flew away from a magician's trick        

Maybe in another life we were there Waking to a new sunshine Looking up at a different set of stars Just you and me Maybe there we were...

I looked at my hands Wondering, asking Was my grip not strong enough Or was it too tight You were like drops of rain Too many to catch Too hard...

Your eyes are games They trick anyone Make me believe In false promises They are wonders Of a future lived A chance taken And happened-dreams Sometimes they hurt With drainful love That imprinted itself So...

There was some hate, And then some love, All ........on .................paper.        

You should’ve talked to me That one time I needed you to When you could’ve told me anything And I’d have listened anyway It might have hurt less Might...

"White," you said. "Let's paint it white." Is it white then?, I wonder The color to describe that night; Calm seventeenth of October. 'I remember,' you might say And...

Tell them I was the perfect storm; I came strong and uninvited. Tell them you hid from my rain, And prayed for me to be gone. Tell them...

To the person I was before, You’re sitting in one corner of your room, hugging your knees to your chest, thinking why it had to...