Drop pins, not hints

I thought I was funny Not the kind of funny that deserves a half hour segment on HBO, but the kind of funny that can draw more chuckles than the regular guy You know, when I post...

That day at the fortress

It is in Bastille where it all began When the people decided that it was too much for them That there was no way the king was going to eat a thousand people's bread in a single...

Left Behind

Last borns are meant to remain home  It is the way of our people Last born sons, that is that is Luo tradition says that the girls get married and leave to go start their own...

The visiting mother

Read the next sentence carefully Your girlfriend’s parents are not OK with you living with her Never mind what they say, they are lying At the end of the day, parents are still...

Sabr and Shukr

I don’t remember much from my first funeral We stood in line, waiting to view the body When it was my turn, I observed how the body was ashy, its arms stiff by their sides,...

The senior citizens

I had not even realized it until one of my boys pointed it out to me - that I always dated older Not crazy older, one to three years older, and so when he asked me “what’s up...

Nasty breakups

The first time I witnessed a nasty break up I was around 10 years old I had accompanied my elder bro to the shop a bit of a distance from our house when we ran into a scene There...

The weight of absence

Then I was four when my little sister was born; chubby cheeks with dimples, she was a sight to behold Even as kids we were quite different She was the well organized, tidy almost...

Apart together

People say that I look exactly like my mom I don’t see it at all In fact, when I was younger, for some reason, I was convinced I was adopted The older I got, the more I see that...

Unhanging my stethoscope

Everyone watched as the world slowed down to a silence At the time, nobody really cared that it was happening There was no way a virus chomping up a portion of Asia could survive...

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