Builders

Yesterday they were fighting On the incomplete second floor Of the soon to be rental houses   Shirt bunched up in fists One almost threw the other Over the unfinished floor To the hard stony ground below   They were sent home   Today they climb up the stairs One ahead of the other A […]

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FATIMA

The dusty terrain became more and more beige as the sun rose higher across the vast landscape of sand and scanty acacia. They were here. Ahmed sat up straighter, his aching back cracking in relief. They drove past the first of many white tents that stretched on either side of the bus windows. Dadaab. Ahmed […]

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WOMEN WHO STAY

(because the children are usually forgotten) He slapped her sometimes When they were courting He apologized each time Dates, chocolates Teary, on his knees She came home one day Way past midnight With scars of past fights And a new black eye He came searching for her I refused to let him in My friends […]

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WHAT IF I NEVER WOKE UP?

I have been having really weird dreams (aren’t all?!). A few nights ago I had a particularly disturbing one that prompted me to seek its meaning etc. I still haven’t found the full meaning yet but I understand some of it now. It also prompted me to start a dream journal and possible interpretations of […]

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