MAKING AMENDS WITH THE PAST

I hid my wounds behind words and let my blood dry out on pavements in metaphors. Back when the days were dark yet the sun burned my skin to a crisp. Dark skin turned charcoal and heart beat only when the flesh was starved. Now a new dawn has arrived and stitched lacerations become scars,…

COPING WITH UNSUPPORTIVE FRIENDS

I have the shortest attention span when it comes to devoting hours into growing things I find bland, unimaginative and boring. Things that a random stone’s throw would land upon. So whilst I wouldn’t say I’m adventurous, my boundary of safety definitely begins outside the box. My greatest resource being my mind and my pocket…

THE NORMALCY OF BREATHLESSNESS

If you paused for a minute you’d notice the stream of unconscious bodies lacing your path. There but not really there engaging in the rigmarole of life dragging towards the finish line. If you perceive them as fine, you might have found the one who needs saving. Those who aren’t breathing lay disguised in normalcy…

WHY DO YOU SEND THORNS MY WAY?

I’ve learnt not to get too excited with the appearance of things when it comes to you. Even your love comes with the rough cast of dragon skin and your breath leaves a trail of fire on the nape of my neck. The same fire that I find crowning the gifts you send me, a…

THE WHISPERS BETWEEN ME AND ME

A fight within myself I continue to face as the me within myself speaks to me. Tiny voice, loud enough to tell me that I have failed, forces me to defend we because time surely can’t have gone to waste. The year like a summer’s breeze rushes past me and from nowhere I find myself…

MY LOVER

I had a lover once who ate away the dark clouds to expose warm sunshine. Rays that would heat our dark skin until it matched the dirt of his eyes. Pools of brown waters murky from the visions they had swallowed. Yet I found myself drawn to them sinking quickly into these sand filled pits…