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  • Writer's pictureMarías at Sampaguitas

Poetry by Noreen Ocampo

sunrise on new horizons

five a.m. fog breaks

for seafoam skies. I teardrop

across dewy grass.

with neighbors asleep,

my kalimba steps shapeshift

into pearl softness.

I airplane, weightless—

sand underfoot & summer

shells ocean-gleaming.

kindest good mornings,

a honeyed tongue unneeded.

amber love comes free.

Noreen Ocampo (she/her) is a Filipina American writer double-majoring in English and Film Studies at Emory University. She is also currently a book reviewer for COUNTERCLOCK, a very amateur singer-songwriter, and an Animal Crossing enthusiast. In the future, Noreen aims to fulfill a role in the intersection between storytelling and education. She is a regular contributor for Marías at Sampaguitas.

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