Her strides seemed inconsequential when compared with the pace at which these women moved, and they seemed to do it so effortlessly, for she could neither hear skipped heartbeats nor heavy breathing. She could not continue like this for longer, she could not keep running to where she did not know and from people she … Continue reading Solitary Road 2
Blow high, blow low point to me my destined path, Puff near, puff far lift my soul to lofty heights. Flow in, flow out wash my feet in thy rolling waves, Pulse fast, pulse slow fill my soul with thy fulsome self. Cleanse me, purge me clear my heart from evil thoughts, Reach high, reach … Continue reading Incantations
Awero woke to the sound of shouts, wails and footsteps. She knew what the lament was about, that was the second time in three weeks that the procession would pass her house; the second time two men would be found dead in the forest. “Awero!” Her mother wailed as she ran into her room, “come … Continue reading Awero! (2)
He shot up with a start, heaving and gasping for breath. He kept muttering Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! The realization that the thing may have traced and followed him to Siki’s place both pained and frightened him to his innards. He turned and peered at his friend who lay sleeping at his side, coiled up … Continue reading Roaches – 1
One It was a normal day, the day I died. In my eyes, there was nothing wrong with the gloom that enveloped the morning. After all it was a September morning and September in Lagos is one unpredictable month. It rains in September: the clouds are at most times morose, dark as the human mind … Continue reading Reject 1 – The Day I Died
It’s amazing how many times I see them. I see them on the bus. I see them at school. I see them at Mr. Toni’s lesson. I see them at church, especially during Tuesday Bible Study. I see them everywhere. What makes all of it truly remarkable is that they’re invisible. Everybody walks past them, … Continue reading Them.