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 […]Read more "Builders"
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 […]Read more "FATIMA"
Five minutes of waiting for the already late bus and I decide that I do not like this kid jumping all over the place.Read more "THE JOURNEY #1- disastrous beginnings"
Mombasa has a smell Its very own It’s not just one Distinct like leather Or wet earthRead more "THE SCENT OF MOMBASA"
The Ruiru train is just that A train very dusty long and snakyRead more "THE RUIRU TRAIN"
What’s one to do With a trio of cuddly stray puppies Huddled together Under a hedge On a grey, cold morning?Read more "STRAY PUPPIES"
I had my inlaw’s camera cuz I was taking the wedding photos last weekend. Upon coming back to campus, I forgot the charger at home and lied to him that I had it with me- I will just hand it to him over the weekend. -STUPID MISTAKE 1. Instead of telling my mam to send […]Read more "A STUPID MISTAKE GOES A LONG WAY"
(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 […]Read more "WOMEN WHO STAY"
Curvy like maggots Six sleep on bare concrete Wrapped in plastic paperRead more "STREET KIDS (haiku)"
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 […]Read more "WHAT IF I NEVER WOKE UP?"