Winterabc2020 | Day 22: Bidding farewell

At the beginning of the year, I had promised myself I would do better and post at least once every month. I was doing pretty well, actually. As the good graces would have it, the Afrobloggers challenge (running for the month June, for 22days) came along and a girl has been going hard. Proud of…

Winterabc | Day 21

Last night I lay a gaze at her once-silky hands Like fumbled paper they have lost texture The corners of her eyes are collecting definition every passing day Her hair – oh – her hair roots have given birth to a new shade With my head bound in her shoulder I lay out a loud…

Winterabc2020 | Day 20

It was an invite from a friend. I did not take it quite seriously at first but after my 9am Sunday service, my gut cried out to me. It reassured me, it was worth trying out. I told myself, these are not total strangers I’ll be totally fine. It was a friend of a friend’s…

Winterabc2020 | Day 19

Being an introvert comes with its perks. I have more conversations with music than with human beings, dang! You do not know how excited I was when my eyes hit today’s topic. I was over the moon, I was so excited. More so that, I’ve been counting down the days. I’m the happiest when talking…

Winterabc2020 | Day 18

The reeking alcohol. Late nights outs. The constant fighting – I mean the fists administered like I’m a wrestler’s punching bag. He has left me with scars all over my body. Some visible to the eye, others not. I am tired. I am tired of it all. For how long am I going to live…

Winterabc2020 | Day 17

Pheeeew. Day 17/22 already. Sobs. Sobs. Sobs. I’m gonna miss doing this. How are you all holding up. If you’re healthy and safe, Amen. If certain things are not right, I send you my prayers and hugs. For today’s prompt, we are tasked to comment on the current affairs. I did a guest post on…

Winterabc2020 | Day 16

Cold nights were normal My aching heart was dancing to the tune I was lost, my soul was fading away The worst in me was protruding like a furnace close to my face He came to me, amidst my pity party It felt like a dream – still does Took my hand Embraced me, kissed…

Winterabc2020 | Day 15

Welcome to day 15/22. I hope you’re healthy and safe. I wrote a draft of today’s prompt two days ago. But as I was proofreading and doing some edits last night, I realized I was in so much rage. It expressed a lot of anger. I get rather emotional when addressing this issue. So unlike…

Winterabc2020 | Day 13

“Mom, my dress – my dress, I can’t find it.” I run all over the place, my blood is high, I can feel my gut tremble. I’m excited but oh boy, ain’t I nervous. I can do this, I’ve got this. My mom walks in, displeased by the mess but the happiest I’ve seen her…

Winterabc2020 | Day 11

Unfortunately, I did not get the luxury of sitting next to my grandmothers’ feet for story time. You know that moment when all grandchildren make a circle around her for a traditional history session. Yes, that, I did not get that. You do not how close to impossible this is for me. Actually this whole…