A look through 2018

The hand of the clock ticks. tocks. ticks At the beginning of the year, like a good number of us, there were nuggings of uncertainty pecking at every corner , but as days progressed into weeks and weeks into months, I began to ease into the year like a temptress breaking in a new pair […]

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The awakening

Most times I prefer that it become adaptable to the audience by letting you read meaning into it, but this one is personal. We’ve had to deal with our fare share of insecurities in a way that’s unique to us. Ergo, no two war stories will ever be the same. After a scheduled coffee date this week,  […]

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Twenty-one Curses

It is Looming, like the sword of Damocles. After my post a few weeks ago regarding communications, I made some headways that shed light on my personal relationships. I had a Eureka moment, in fact, a large chunk of unprocessed memory didn’t only return, but they make sense now more than ever. My inquisitive sister […]

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Between an Artist and His Art

You know me Every coarse line and grit  on me was borne from your mind I evolved from squiggles, shades of you Yet to explore dimensions of all that I am   But doubt  hauls into your mind It trivializes me Claiming that I, as a reflection of you, We are not good enough So you […]

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Alien

What would it feel like if I stand on the edge If I happen to be in close proximity to it, then what? what if I could walk maybe I am lighter than oxygen or maybe I’d get a concussion either way, I have to know. but baby girl, you don’t float. beyond sea level, […]

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End of The Tunnel

  Above all, trust yourself.   Defeated. I sat on the cold ground in the dark, feeling nothing but the wisp of air blowing through the tunnel, it distinctly sounded like a fiddle playing. I wasn’t scared at all, just fatigued like I was throwing punches at something that wasn’t feasible. I must have folded my […]

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The tunnel

  We thought we could escape our troubles. We thought if we climbed the ladder fast enough, no one would stop us.   Across the bed from him, I sat. “I like you, I really do.” He blushed, licked his lips and placed a palm on my thigh. I liked that. I shut my eyes and […]

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Empty

I am so regular, I sleep at 7.30 pm every evening and not a minute later. I never miss my pre-scheduled siestas. I text all my friends in the morning to ask how they slept, and every night to remind them to rest easy. In fact, a week hardly ever passes by without me seeing […]

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Fire and Blood

The moon is forming. Arising from the east, “if you stare hard enough”, brother says, “you’ll blossom into a princess”. He says, into anything I desire. Tears trickle unrestrained, down down down to the angle of her lips. She wipes it away, so he inquires, “why are you so sad?” and she replies “I don’t […]

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Amphetamine City

The tires of the bus screech loudly as it rolls to a stop. I awake from my deep slumber, rubbing my eyes… I blink, staring through the window, but the streetlights only reflects back a dimly lit park in the dark night.I tilted my head up to view the digital clock above the passageway, 00.10 […]

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