Why Didn’t You Kiss Me?

I stood there before you. My heart pounding. Head giddy. Waiting. Hoping. For what I thought was about to happen between us. My pounding heart was in my hands. I stretched it out to you for you to take it, this heart of mine. It wasn’t in perfect shape, not in the least, but it’s all the heart I had. […]

Break My Heart Again

We both know the drill. You text me. You ask to see me. I say yes. The answer is always yes for you. It’s always the same place, some hotel, and the same time, lunch hour. You always want the same thing. So just like the venue and the time, the price never changes. We just settle on the day […]

It’s Okay, Babe

I was ready with the excuses. You don’t give me sex on demand anymore. You don’t do that thing you used to do to me in bed. You don’t shave your legs anymore. You don’t smile and perform happiness when you come home from work. The list of don’ts was long. And I was ready to unleash it as soon […]

Grow Up And Kiss Someone Else

I see how you look at him. Lustful you. I see how you want Philip to look at you. How you’re dying for eye contact so that he can finally see all those feelings you carry for him. Feelings that are wearing you down and that you don’t want to carry around anymore. Feelings that you are aching to pass […]

I’ll Cry For You Tonight

I wake up ready to face the day. My eyes are a little bit swollen, but a splash of ice-cold water will fix that. After my face bravely takes the freezing water on the chin, I’ll go in for a shower. I’ll sing in the shower even. I’ll have my breakfast, pack my lunch, and head out to work. In […]

Love For Fools

You warned me. And I’ve been thinking about you. You said, this is not the man you want to love. This is not the man you want to announce to the world loves you. This is not the man you want to take home to mum and dad. This is not the man you want to have a child with. […]

Lose Me

You should pay attention more. Because if you did, you’d notice what’s happening here. You’d see how my skin crawls when you touch me. I bet you haven’t noticed my mm-hmm’s when you’re busy fabricating a lie. I’m agreeing with you. Right. I get insulted that your lies are so blatant. You don’t lie well. You don’t give me your […]

The Letter That Stayed In My Purse

Dear Me, Can you hear the music playing? That’s good music right there, won’t you agree? The band is called Mafikizolo. The song playing at this moment is called Love Potion. The song that will play after this one is Ndihamba Nawe by the same band. When this song starts to play, the crowd will stand up and look towards […]

Tell Them How Much You Love Me

I’ve wondered sometimes. That if I left you, wouldn’t my life be better, much better than it is right now? That today, this very day, if I looked at my image in the mirror and told myself, “Woman, you’ve had it. You deserve better. Enough, woman, is enough,” if I convinced myself to leave you and get myself a better […]