Posted by Abigail Arunga

A quest for stars

Everyone has a secret life that they always thought they could have If they weren't living the life they were living in right now If circumstances had gone differently, you know...

Teresa

Teresa, according to the all-knowing internet, is 'generally believed to have been derived from the Greek word therizein, meaning to reap, or gather in, and thus takes the...

A woman jazzed

You've only ever seen her before in the stuff that dreams are made of, surrounded in beams That light, cloudiness That ethereal, magic She looks unassuming at first, though you...

Music is memory

I've never heard of this guy before, so obviously I am saying his name completely wrong I still don't know how to say it, because I come into the room a bit later than I expected...

Arkangel

When you were younger you wanted nine kids You had even named them all You were going to have five boys and four girls, and they all had very grand names One of your sons was...

A place where men are men

I come from a place where men are men and women like it that way I don't actually know what that phrase means, because our societal notions of masculinity are thankfully...

My Only Child

To be honest, there's only two reasons I've ever wanted a credit card To travel easier, and for my car The first is pretty self explanatory I've never been able to truly...

The longest way home

Nothing makes you think about where else you want to live quite like an election No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark You only run for the border / when you...

Who are you to tell?

When you sit next to a rapist, something inside your body screams in fear, but you’re not sure if you should be scared in the first place Sure, you’re a woman, and his...

Addis

So when I came back, everyone decided I was foreign - and not just because my accent was thick and faltering over the sir that we were supposed to call Mr Iddi, instead of sah,...

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