The words “Papua merdeka!” capture the aspirations of West Papuans for self determination and independence.
We are multitudes the world over, millions everywhere;
in violent factories, sordid tenements, crowded cities;
in skies and seas and rivers, in lands everywhere…
We are nameless and all names are ours.
To the fascists we are the faceless enemy
Activism and dissension should never be treated as crimes.
Only in the Philippines, where a dictator can be buried in a heroes’ cemetery and a dictator’s family can be rehabilitated and run for office.
The night is starry
and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance.
At the airport, I witnessed a thousand heartbreaking stories in the span of a few minutes.
Mountaintops and beaches! #itsmorefuninthephilippines
While the rich get richer, the poor are intentionally disadvantaged and deliberately beggared.
My man in love
will not want to stereotype and standardize me
he will give me air, space
nourishment to grow and improve
like a revolution