Sand Clings to My Toes, Daddy


APOLOGIES.  This poem had to be removed pending publication in a magazine.

About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. His latest book is BLOODRED DRAGONFLIES, published by Deep South in South Africa. Check out the official blog page for Bloodred Dragonflies. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. San Anselmo Publications released HOW TO MAKE A SALAGUBANG HELICOPTER & OTHER POEMS in 2019 followed by CROCODILES IN BELFAST & OTHER POEMS in 2020 - both books can be purchased through their Facebook page. View all posts by matangmanok

3 responses to “Sand Clings to My Toes, Daddy

  • Michael


    I really like this one.

    “you reduced forever
    to this moment”


  • ecko


    This was a very moving poem. I just found it a little bit a go a that “another website” place…lol. I hope you’re well and still come over to the coffee house when you can. I know the place is quiet but I think folk are starting to come back more. Maybe (so says the optimist)…lol. Again, Excellent work with this one.


  • matangmanok

    Sorry for removing this poem. It has been accepted for publication somewhere and I promised the editors I’d take this down. Bad news Good news. 🙂

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