Regine Cabato

Regine Cabato is a journalist based in Manila. She is a recipient of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award and Loyola Schools Award for the Arts for her poetry. Her work has been published in Kritika Kultura, Cha Literary Journal, and Rambutan Literary among others. She comes from Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.

As Eleanor, Before Pandemonium

The worst part of it is remembering. That you once fell into a lake while looking for my iguana. Another time, we split the earth open. Once, I forgot who I was and unraveled my mind all over Janet’s living …

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They begin by taking away our language. America tears babies from their mothers. They become tender age children, complicit in their parents’ illegal pilgrimage. The White House summons an alternative truth. A television anchor cries falsehood. He is being kind, …

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