The ride pulls out of the bus stop at about quarter to seven. It’s a cold and moody morning in the city of flamingos. Am hungry and tired. And cranky. I haven’t had anything that may be classified as sleep in the last thirty or so hours. Am still high on the energy drinks I … Continue reading What’s Home?
Disclaimer: This post is extremely SHORT Back in primary school, I always wondered how simple everything was. I mean, there was a way the teacher made everything so simple and easy to learn. You know, like the story of Simon Makonde. It was more of a song really. Helped us remember the sequence in which … Continue reading Done & Dusted
To The Girl I Wronged, There is no doubt in my mind that you were, just like me, the kind of person that can feel sparks and see them. And that just like me, you are the kind of person who would rather die than admit they can see sparks. Because like me, you were … Continue reading Find It in Your Heart
“Almost all of you will have your hearts broken at least twice before you can find love worthy of the name,” Lillian said with very little concern or emotion. The room burst into laughter and she took a momentary pose to wait the laughter out. Her face showed she was serious even though she was … Continue reading Time Will Tell…
“Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.” Aggrey had said to me in late January 2009. “I could also do that with mine because am an adult, but I don't because I know better.” That was his rejoinder to the reply I had given him when he inquired about my hair, and … Continue reading I Am My Hair
Over a jug of keg (some of you may call it a pitcher of beer), my friend looked at me and asked me if I could sum up my personality in one word. I could tell he had been mulling over that question for a while. So I smiled at him and said “Abnormal.” He laughed … Continue reading A Different Kind of Normal
Because it Mental Health Awareness Month…
I know you’re here.
I wrote a letter to OCD before, but I realized I never wrote one to you. I wanted to take this time to acknowledge your existence as well.
Depression, you are ugly, strong and beastly. I always thought you would never be part of my story. I never wanted to get to know you, and I don’t wish even for my worst enemy to have you as their story.
You crept up into my life out of nowhere. I thought I was just overly stressed, but you slowly took over my thoughts and ran me over. The thought of you makes me shiver, but I am here to talk to you, face to face, and share how you may have try to wreck me, but you only made me stronger.
I thought I had it all, being a young research fellow, preparing for…
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