Buru!!! Buru!!! Buru!!! Watu wanne gari inatoka. Madam unaishia? Ingia ni watu wanne tu wamebakia. Buru!!! Buru!!! Ingia kwa hii gari jamaa!!! Buru karibu tuishie!!! A fight-like encounter seems to be brooding between two matatu conductors. Now that is quite ‘normal’ around the bus station. I manage to push my way through, in between the… Continue reading Why Teachers Go (Back) to Class
11 A.M and I am still halfway with my washing, one thing I take centuries to do and ages while doing. Today, like most comrades I will not be giving my clothing to the laundry lady. I will do the washing by myself, just as I have always done given the plenty of free time… Continue reading Special; Give me a Break!!!
#NEWPOST Out of sight; out of mind. They say the first thing people tend to forget whenever frequent contact is lost in a long time is the voice. There is so much in speech…and a lot more in the voice. The croaky, the squeaky, the deep, the adenoidal, the raucous, the brittle, the dead-these you… Continue reading Baba’s Walk in the Dark
In my mind I saw her face No, not her face I saw her heart In my mind I saw her heart come face to face with mine In my mind I saw how my heart drifted Like hers pushed, shoved even, mine away I saw how with each step, mine made two away My … Continue reading Entangled
It was a special day for everyone-the day of the eclipse. People waited with anticipation and unabated breath for the second hand of the clock to kick the 10.17 mark. The scientists had said that it would occur at that time. In unison people waited for one common thing announced by the scientists. They had … Continue reading The Eclipse
This could be a lie, another lie…I cannot remember when I started lying. But one thing is certain. I have lied before. A lot of times. And I will probably lie again in time yet to come. Lying became a part of me. Like alcohol is to a drunkard’s bloodstream. It became a part of,… Continue reading Selah
The days were dragging. At a belly like pace. It felt like they would start a new week on a Monday, overlooking all the hang-overs and the ‘blues’. Then at the tail end, on a Wednesday night, God at that moment seated on the throne, a pipe probably in hand, smoking, pointing and gesturing and… Continue reading When They Met