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A tanaga for my six-year-old self

By Risha Mae Ordas

Thank you Lord for the audacity

to exist, knowing that it was

completely my fault I got abused

because I was wearing a t-shirt


Risha Mae Ordas (she/her) is a poet, a short story writer, and a professor. She is the author of the upcoming chapbook entitled "Juvenile Womanhood" (NakedCat Publishing). Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Novice, Moonbow Magazine, the Afterpast Review, and Porchlit Magazine. She is based in Baguio City, Philippines.


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