Unraveling ep4 of 16

Whose side were you always on When papa’s cane made thumping sounds When whispered echoes drowned my muffled cries When anxiety made me groan Whose side were you always on When I looked at you for reassurance Wet eyes, bruised lips, seeking pity When I peaked for warmth or a soothing piety Whose side were … Continue reading Unraveling ep4 of 16

Hear!

Hear!

Tell me. Will you hear me when I call? Will you listen when I scream? Will you stand and take my beatings on your chest? Will you ask why the tears? How dare you speak of love In such passive terms? How dare you make comparisons As though the world were one? You call me … Continue reading Hear!

Unraveling ep3 of 16

While we weep – while we weep We breathe as though we feel A hand choking us as we sleep A plan making sure we sink  While we weep – while we weep We reach for a steady grip A grain of peace within our dream A tighter clasp on pleasures deep While we weep … Continue reading Unraveling ep3 of 16

Her Name is Amina (Part 2)

They scowled at her. It was then she recognized their faces. Both were local hunters- probably on morning patrol following rumours of a possible ‘Boko Haram’ attack on the village. In her state, Amina was too terrified to greet. Neither party exchanged pleasantries. From their expressions however, it was clear they disapproved of her presence … Continue reading Her Name is Amina (Part 2)

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