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The Novelist by Kenneth Balcorta

blank paper sheets

waiting to be filled

on the study table,

she picked her pen up

every ink burst’s her spell

word by word, she started weaving

kingdom—her utopia.

before her eyes, an ethereal scenery,

a world crafted out of a sweven

glitters pouring all over the place

like rain showers of stars

in this mythical world,

she is the heroine.

and yet she’s blue

for she knew

she is just the novelist.


Kenneth Balcorta was born and raised in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is currently taking up Bachelor of Arts in English Language at Pangasinan State University. The things that keep her sane are watching anime series and movies, writing, reading, and drawing.

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