Broken

Broken

The clouds are like dark marble on black satin, blocking the king of heat from reaching the sky. Silence caresses the room like a cool summer breeze. The church clock languidly ticks as we find comfort in dark assortment of clothes in the full splendor of sorrow. My factitious face of despair maps many old [...]

Distance

Distance

There comes that awkward moment when you are in a relationship, yet you don't feel like you are in one. One reason, that is worshiped to never work, is long-distance. Relationships are created for connection and sharing time with one another. With distance, not so much happens. We now have Internet to create the illusion [...]

Forbidden

Forbidden

I'll be lying if I said this was an easy topic to air out. I have had encounters with people who've had different perspectives on sexuality. And the beauty of being surrounded with such diversity is that you learn to be open minded to life. In a party, I meet two well groomed gentlemen smelling [...]

Fool’s paradise

Fool’s paradise

Love has been trapped in our empty hearts since resentment flossed its way through our household, more like his household until I slayed him to marriage. Taking time to watch my moves, you would think I was building a big rocket for NASA. Nobody stood between me and my mission to be with this man [...]

Recess

Recess

Her maple tree had flowered through the season, fresh chestnut red, looking scrumptious and well fed. Her fruit was ready to be plucked and her swollen roots and worn-out trunk couldn't help but sing out loud 'Hallelujah' by Tori Kelly. 10 km away from her family, deserted in a strange country with her beloved husband, [...]

Unfinished art

Unfinished art

Five years ago, we had a vision of a beach themed home in a warm gated community in the comfort of other families. We took strolls around, or my husband did as I collected different interior designs that would compliment both of our styles. Minimalism is his go-to and I love simplicity; warm white walls [...]

Torment

Torment

The choking smell of cigar and liquor tiptoes towards me at the main entrance of the house to warn me of his bad mood. The rot and musty smell in the kitchen confirms another hungry night. I fixate my eyes on the bedroom door and calculate how many steps I need to take to maintain [...]

His rebound

His rebound

I trudge along the city of the Haves and Have-Nots minding my steps, oblivious to my incoming calls. Shaded leaves create a concoction of yellow, orange and brown as my 'red' carpet, welcoming a gloomy soul drenched in sorrow. The darkness hides my bleary-eyed face with my eyes glazed with a glassy layer of tears. [...]

Life’s smog

Life’s smog

My eyes salvage on the gentle gaze between a bio-racial couple whispering giggles with their hands locked together, relaxed and indulging over some hot beverage. The slam of the cash machine at the counter has me transfixed to the long legged butter coated waitress dressed in black taking orders with all efficiency ignoring the hungry [...]