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...

Roses for Jean-Pierre

There was a time when phones had memories smaller than a pup’s Mine was a hand me down from my elder brother; a Nokia that opened up like a laptop, with a keypad arranged just...

Open the ship

When the day comes for you to be honest with yourself, you cannot pretend that you did not see it coming That day, you will be lying in bed, watching her; she is seated naked at...

Coward of the county

The last time I was in a fight must have been six years ago, and the only reason I did it is because this other dude decided he could fling my then girlfriend across the room I...

Jinamizi

When I think about it, the most pivotal moments of my career have been shaped by someone asking me, “Can you sing” The first one was Chizi Everyone knew Chizi It was hard to...

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