A poem by our Creative Editor Mattie Balagat.
As a Filipino living in Okayama, Mattie entrusts her feelings in the words of her newest poem, and in the familiar taste, smell, and sound of home.
“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.
An aspiring story about KAMP, a hostel and café in Okayama City, where people may find solace in. Based on an interview with the owner, the article tells a narrative about finding home far away from home.