I’m anointed in her spark shower
twitching in its rodent rhythm
‘I finally understand why people like Chike keep on betting, irrespective of their losses. It is the same reason I keep writing despite the showers of rejection mails.’
To see that when we look up from our lives, this is what we look like and this is what other human beings like us look like, that this is what we have been and this is what we could be.
In any case, the business of exchanging money requires few words.
He looked up, through bloodied eyes, at the people battering him, and his lips curved into a smile.
Studying him chronologically has been a labour of love, from the collections he published in his thirties and forties to his fifties
& she didn’t know
she was one more
sale away from
rusting in her grave
Image Credit: Serubiri Moses, from the Africa Issue (c) 2013 Open your eyes to…
Some of us have been displaced; some of us are refugees and asylum seekers; some of us have lived in exile, or have been forced to go into hiding in our own countries. But we are all writers and use words in ways that can shift and inform the society around us.
I continue scrolling till I reach @rayolabae’s tweets about a job interview where the employer asked if she considered herself attractive enough to be rapeable.