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. […]

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. […]

I’m Curious

Our hearts have turned into small African drums. We are in your living room trying to catch our breath. Words fail us, so we watch the glistening saliva on our lips as it dries out instead. This, after sharing a kiss that had me opening my soul for you to taste. So we met, we established that we liked each […]

I Want You

I have a good mind to strut in here and pretend that this is not a brand new year. I could go ahead and narrate a story I was told recently, try to make it the best read you’ve come across so far this year, yet, and hope that I succeed. I could choose to pretend that this year doesn’t […]

She’s With Me

I would kill for her. No point lying to you. I have killed for her. I open my eyes to find her face barely an inch away from mine. I could have been woken by the sound of a police siren, or gunshots being fired, or the Muezzin calling fellow Muslims for prayer, or screeching brakes from some drunk driver […]

Yeah, What If I Loved You.

It was Valentine’s day. My phone was ringing. It was you. I was not surprised to see your name popping up on my phone’s screen. This had become our routine. I would break us up, you would stay away for a week or two, then you’d start the “Checking up on you.” phone calls. This time, I had been determined […]

A Sponsor For My Husband (Part I)

You’ll always know if he’s cheating on you, won’t you? I did when he started stepping out on our marriage. I knew it even without having to hire a detective to unearth his infidelity. I did not have to go through his phone, his Facebook messages, Twitter DMs or WhatsApp – not social media please, no. I did not learn […]

Before And After

I hold a wedding invitation card in my hands. A man I know is about to get married. Fancy that! Just a month ago, I held a steak down with a fork, cut out a chunk of it and placed it on my tongue. I moved it between my teeth, soaked it in saliva, bit into it, turned it around, […]