I loved you so much I let you go Or maybe I loved me too much to hold on You’d planned our end before we began And I feared my heart was too fragile To swell with such anticipation And then have a boulder crash on it You knew little I knew nothing We both … Continue reading An Ode to What Never Was
What if I could place my foot in each imprint And trace my way back to the past What if I could once again live In that cocoon of completeness and laughter What if I could still be that And be in the now still… The tree fell: The iroko that had made the canopy … Continue reading What if…
I turned to the other side and moaned, the springs below my mattress squeaking as I did so. The loud laughter and conversation coming from the next room had long ceased. Nighttime sounds soon eased my body into much needed sleep. Mondays were my most hectic days, with lectures running from 8 am to 6 … Continue reading Mahoganies and Phones
The things that are done in your name- I mean, the things that are undone behind the flimsy facade of your name -from “Borrowed Airs” by Kobina Eyi Acquah It was that time of the night when nothing was expected to stir. Expectations aren’t laws, however, and so stirrings did occur- in our hearts as … Continue reading Azuka! What Have You Done?
She didn’t want him seeing her like this- ashy skin and sunken cheeks and fast greying hair that refused to hold on to her scalp. She didn’t want to see herself even, if the shattered mirror months ago was any indication. She assumed it was months ago. She didn’t bother trying to keep track of … Continue reading Grays
The first time you fall in love, you forget all they told you about boys. He is of a different kind. The sight of him sends jitters through you and his deep husky voice enthralls you. When he tells you those three words, you squeal off your best friend’s ears. Then the daydreams start or … Continue reading Solo