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 […]

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 […]

A Sponsor For My Husband (Part II)

“Sixteen years.” That is the response I gave to Betty when she asked how long I’d been married. Do you know what Betty said when I gave her that number? “Dear God!” Not, “Congratulations!” Or, “That’s great.” Or, “What’s the secret?”. No. “Dear God!” For the first time in my married life, I came face to face with someone who […]

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 […]

I Cheated On You

Tonight, a man and a woman are holding a rendezvous in one of the hotels in the city. If you happen to intrude on them, maybe get your hands on their room keys, happen to open the door noiselessly, if you’re careful to step into the room on tiptoe, careful not to make a sound or tip the tray of […]