It started with a toothbrush. It’s always the toothbrush that announces the arrival of another. Hers was red, mine was blue. And when back then they stood facing each other in the tiny cylindrical basket, they looked like enemies sizing each other.
Hesabu lugha ya dunia. Shairi ni ya mkiwa. I wrote my first Swahili Haiku when I was in Tanzania and I had decided to challenge myself to write Haikus. Swahili is technically my native tongue, however, because of my immigrant status, I actually speak English better and with more confidence. I worried about what my […]
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? Loud.
I let the pain ooze through my veins, To scribble words of shame, Unto the forgotten scriptures of love, Corroding my tissues, Letting the rain wash away hope, Of my dreams.
I have lost my self in the great battle of Troy, I dream girls, singing, singing Dream Girls’ latest hit, I search myself to find the last drop of nectar, Inside me, because I cant understand why girls call me sweet, “Oh, he is so sweet”
My mind, my soul, my intuition was dead, Woke up this morning and found a letter that read; ‘I rise, in the depth of solitude I am who I am, In the spirit of humility I am who I am, In the spirit of togetherness I am, Nelson Mandela. In the face of revolution I […]