Issue 6 cover

All You Had

by Jim Pascual Agustin

Issue 6 :: Summer 2010 (poetry)

old and under the bridge, a broken
weather vane in your hands
propped up like a naked umbrella,
you cursed
that lovely oleander
waltzing with the wind


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"All You Had" is roughly 78 words.

Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship. He writes in Filipino and English. His books are Beneath an Angry Star (Anvil Publishing, Manila, 1992) and Salimbayan: Pagaspas sa Bintana (Sipat Publications, Manila, 1994). He moved to South Africa in 1994. He thanks William Burkholder for the birth of the poem "All You Had". Jim maintains a blog at